Homolobus (Phylacter) meridionalis van Achterberg, 1979

Mifsud, David, Farrugia, Lucia & Shaw, Mark R., 2019, Braconid and ichneumonid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid wasps of Lepidoptera from the Maltese Islands, Zootaxa 4567 (1), pp. 47-60: 54

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4567.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B1916909-5696-44EF-AC8F-E41CDF1E6DA8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C287F8-FB53-B307-689E-9DBFFD628C06

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Homolobus (Phylacter) meridionalis van Achterberg, 1979
status

 

Homolobus (Phylacter) meridionalis van Achterberg, 1979 

Material examined: MALTA, Buskett , Verdala Palace, 1.xii.2016 –30. i.2017, 1 ♀, in Malaise trap, DM, DMC [parasitoid determined by Mark Shaw]  .

Notes: Even though this koinobiont endoparasitoid was not reared from a lepidopteran host, it is being included for two reasons: (i) it represents a new record for the Maltese Islands and (ii) because its only known host is a lepidopteran. This species was recorded as a parasitoid of the noctuid, Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)  feeding in spring on Quercus  in southern France, but it is probably a bivoltine species and likely to parasitize low-feeding noctuids in its overwintering generation ( Shaw, 2015).

DM

Dominion Museum