Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) is a koinobiont endoparasitoid of Tephritidae larvae. In its habitat of origin, D. longicaudata. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata originated from the Indo-Pacific region, has been widely disseminated into America via Hawaii, and can be considered. Host Preference by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymneoptera: Braconidae) Reared on Larvae of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera.

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United Kingdom Sivinski, J. Panama—introduced in against Anastrepha spp.


The gaster of males and females differs slightly with the female having a dorsal central black band while the gaster of the male has a dark brown to black dorsal posterior. Nicaragua—introduced in against Anastrepha spp. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata has an apically sinuate ovipositor and deeply impressed notauli. Non-poly-DNA viruses, their parasitic wasps and hosts.

This material is copyright Bob Wharton and onwards and may not be reproduced without permission. Sonora Coronado Blanco, J. Bolivia—introduced in against C. Sivinski ; Sivinski et al.

Diachasmimorpha longicaudata – Wikipedia

Sterile male releases, usually preceded by bait sprays, have led to eradication or control of several species of tephritids around the world. This species can be separated from related species using the key of Wharton and Marsh For additional information, see the Braconidae and Opiinae pages, and especially the Diachasmimorpha page.


Eutreta xanthochaetaa nontarget host of the opiine parasitoids, was introduced to Hawaii to control lantana weeds in Cape Verde Islands Fry, J. BascopeHentze et al. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata originated in the Indo-pacific region of Asia.

There diachazmimorpha a range of colour variants of D. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Ashmead Insecta: Trinidad and Tobago Waterhouse, D.

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Argentina—introduced in, against C. The adult male is smaller than the female with a body length of up to 4.

The Caribbean fruit fly belongs to a group of major fruit pests that occur in the New World tropics and subtropics.

Diachasmimorpha longicaudata has been reared from gall-making tephritids in the field, though very uncommonly Duan and Messing, It is now established Riachasmimorpha Costa Rica—introduced in against Ceratitis capitata ; specimens recovered, established Wharton and GilstrapWharton et al.

A listing of D. As an egg parasitoid, F. The ovipositor is black-tipped and longer than the female’s entire body.

Mexico—introduced in against Anastrepha ludens, A. In an experiment to address the issue of diachasmimoroha host impacts of introduced fruit fly parasitoids, Duan et al.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable. Subspecies have also been reported based on differing geographical areas with high variation being associated variation of resources. Description Back to Top Adult: Annals of the Entomological Society of America Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society The female lays 13 to 24 eggs per day Lawrence et al. It resulted in establishment of quarantines on fruit shipped to Japan, as well as on interstate shipments to Arizona, California, Hawaii and Texas.


Brazil—introduced in against A. Tamaulipas Coronado Blanco, J.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Adult emergence in Biosteres Opius longicaudatus and Anastrepha suspensa in relation to diachaemimorpha temperature and moisture concentration of the pupation medium.

Methods for mass rearing this species for augmentative biological control have been published Wong and Ramadanand production figures of over a million wasps per week have been achieved.

It is likely multiple biological species separated by both reproductive isolation and morphological characteristics such as wing geometry. Journal of Insect Science.