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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREAWIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: Wasp parasitoid Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Authors
item Stuhl, Charles
item Sivinski, John

Submitted to: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: May 31, 2012
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Citation: Stuhl, C.J., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Wasp parasitoid Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae). University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science. EENY 526.

Technical Abstract: Utetes anastrephae (Viereck, 1913), an opine braconid, is the only species of Utetes recorded repeatedly from several species of Anastrepha (Diptesa:Tephritidse) attacking Utetes species native to the continental US (Wharton 1997, Ovruski et al 2000). In Florida it is a common and widespread parasitoid of the invasive Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa). Its range extends southward to Argentina (Wharton and Marsh 1978; Sivinski et al 1997)where it has also been occasionally collected from the Mediterranean fruit fly.

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