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Allotropa delottococci Buhl

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Sceliotrachelinae; Genus; Allotropa)

Allotropa delottococci Buhl, 2019. Holotype in Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen (ZMUC). Type locality: Limpopo province, Letsitele (239175′E, 7358977′S UTM coordinates, grid 36K), South Africa.

Distribution

South Africa. Introduced to Spain as a biological control agent.

Biology

Parasitoid of the mealybug citrus pest Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto) (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae).

Reference

Buhl P. 2019. A new species of Allotropa Förster (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), parasitoid of Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in South Africa. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 155: 59-64. https://doi.org/10.31184/M00138908.1551.3957

Martínez Blay V. 2018. Biology and management, by application of classical biological control, of the invasive mealybug Delotoccoccus aberiae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in citrus orchards in Spain. PhD dissertation, Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Credits

Photographs © Peter Buhl (Sakskřbing, Denmark).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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