Metablastothrix Sugonjaev 1964,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 34-35

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-FFA5-4379-FF02-C3FD8B32FD14

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scientific name

Metablastothrix Sugonjaev 1964
status

 

Metablastothrix Sugonjaev 1964 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Coccidae 

claripennis (Compere 1928: 216)  ( Microterys  )

Type. USNM

Distribution. N (Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Stanislaus, Yolo)

Host/habitat. Eulecanium tiliae  , Parthenolecanium corni  , P  . fletcheri, P  . quercifex

Remarks. This species has a Nearctic distribution, and is only reliably recorded from Coccidae ( Noyes 2001)  . There is a single record of it from Brazil (de Santis 1980: 195), which appears to be based on an earlier Brazilian catalog by Araújo e Silva et al. (1968). However, in the earlier work M. claripennis  was not recorded from Brazilunder Encyrtidae  (pp. 599–600) they list  only 5 described species, three of which are now placed under Tanaostigmatidae  . Instead this species is simply cited (page 100, as Microterys claripennis  ) as a parasitoid of Aetalion reticulatum (Linnaeus)  ( Hemiptera  : Aetalionidae  ). In my opinion, this is a dubious host record (no other encyrtids have been recorded parasitizing this family, and only Prionomastix  has been recorded as attacking the closely related Membracidae  ). Sugonjaev & Trjapitzin (1988) opine that M. claripennis  is actually a secondary parasitoid via Encyrtus fuscus  , based on two lines of thought. The first is the incidence of hyperparasitism in closely related species, including the congeneric M. truncatipennis (Ferrière)  ; however, the latter species has since been placed in the genus Blastothrix  . The second is Compere’s unpublished notes from 1911–1912, although they note that Compere (1928) later stated nothing was known of the status (i.e.: a primary or secondary parasitoid) of M. claripennis  . Thus its status remains unknown. Undetermined specimens of this genus have also been collected from Lassen, Marin and Yolo counties ( CSCA, EMEC).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Metablastothrix Sugonjaev 1964

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

claripennis

Compere 1928: 216
1928