Habrolepis Förster 1856,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 30-31

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4017.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BBFC3D93-6A7E-4862-84EF-021ADE2F4B3A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC87E4-FF99-4345-FF02-C1AD88C8FEF4

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Plazi

scientific name

Habrolepis Förster 1856
status

 

Habrolepis Förster 1856 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Diaspididae 

rouxi Compere 1936 a: 495 

Type. BMNH

Distribution. E (San Diego)

Host/habitat. Aonidiella aurantii  , A. citrina  , A. orientalis  , A. sp., Aspidiotus nerii  , A. sp., Chrysomphalus aonidum  , C. sp., Hemiberlesia rapax  , Parlatoria oleae  , Selenaspidus articulatus 

Remarks. First imported from South Africa and released against Aonidiella aurantii  in southern California and Fresno in the late 1930 s, this species proved to be ineffective, as the report of its establishment in California is based on the 1943 recovery from a single orchard in San Diego ( Flanders 1944). This species was reimported from South Africa against Parlatoria oleae  and released in Fresno County from 1940 – 42; although it reproduced on this species, it failed to establish in the field ( Huffaker et al. 1962). In the 1970 s it was imported from Saudi Arabia and cultured in quarantine ( DeBach 1977), but I found no record of subsequent releases. Thus, it is quite possible that this species is no longer extant in the state. DeSantis (1979) reported Carulaspis minima (Signoret)  as a host, but it is not clear what this is based on—Bennett & Hughes (1959) had previously reported that H. rouxi  had been moved from California to Bermuda in a biocontrol program directed against that species, but there was no evidence actually citing C. minima  as a suitable host. Blumberg & DeBach (1979) noted that H. rouxi  would attack Aspidiotus nerii  in the lab, but it wasn’t a completely suitable host. Noyes (2001), citing Flanders (1944), recorded Neoselenaspidus silvaticus (Lindinger)  as a host, but the earlier paper only noted that this scale species was heavily parasitized without identifying the parasitoid.

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Remarks. What appears to be an undescribed species has been collected from a pit scale on a Quercus  sp. in Marin ( EMEC), as well as on Adenostoma fasciculatum  , Cercocarpus betuloides  ( Rosaceae  ), Pinus sabiniana  ( Pinaceae  ), Quercus agrifolia  , Q. douglasii  , Salix  ? lasiolepis ( Salicaceae  ), and Umbellularia californica  ( Lauraceae  ) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Stanislaus, Sutter and Tuolumne counties ( CAS, RLZC, UCDC, UCFC).

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCFC

University of Central Florida

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Habrolepis Förster 1856

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

rouxi

Compere 1936: 495
1936