Lamennaisia Girault 1922

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 33-34

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-FFA4-437A-FF02-C1AD8960FF68

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scientific name

Lamennaisia Girault 1922
status

 

Lamennaisia Girault 1922 

Hosts. Coleoptera  : Chrysomelidae  , Lathridiidae  , Orthoperidae  ; Lepidoptera  : Notodontidae 

ambigua (Nees 1834: 239)  ( Encyrtus  )

Type. Probably destroyed ( Noyes 1988 b)

Distribution. W (Alameda, Alpine, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside. Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne and Yolo)

Host/habitat. Bruchus brachialis  , Melanophthalma  sp.; NEWAbout NEW: Orthoperidae  ( UCDCAbout UCDC), Phryganidia californica  ( CASAbout CAS)

Remarks. Lamennaisia ambigua  is a cosmopolitan species. This is the encyrtid I have most commonly collected in the state; it is especially abundant in grassy areas, but I have also collected it on trees, woody shrubs and Equisetum  ( Equisetaceae  ) species. It is also one of the few encyrtid species that is active throughout the year in California. Besides the hosts recorded above, L. ambigua  has also been reared from Medicago sativa  ( Fabaceae  ) infested with Bruchophagus roddi Gussakovskiy  ( Hymenoptera  : Eurytomidae  ) ( Noyes 1988 b). Such a wide range in host taxa is unusual for an encyrtid, and suggests this species may be hyperparasitic. This species was recorded (as Encyrtus dubius  ) as a parasitoid of Icerya purchasi  based on a single specimen that issued from “…a box which contained only adult females of the scale.” ( Howard 1889). This record should be regarded as unproven, since alternative hosts might have been present as well.

spp.

Remarks. Specimens from an undescribed species were collected in Imperial, Orange and Riverside counties ( UCDCAbout UCDC, UCRCAbout UCRC).

NEW

University of Newcastle

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Lamennaisia Girault 1922

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015

2015
Loc

ambigua

Nees 1834: 239

1834