Metanotalia Mercet 1921,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 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-FFA6-4379-FF02-C7BB8962FA9B

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scientific name

Metanotalia Mercet 1921
status

 

Metanotalia Mercet 1921 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Pseudococcidae 

maderensis ( Walker 1872: 116)  ( Ectroma  )

Type. BMNH

Distribution. A (Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Glenn, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare)

Host/habitat. Antonina purpurea  , Phenacoccus madeirensis 

Remarks. Despite its small size, this is an easily recognized species, and since the mid 1990 s, I have often swept it from grass in many areas throughout the state. However, the first published record of this species from California wasn’t until 1988 ( Noyes 1988 b), and the earliest record I found from the state was from Orange County ( UCRC) in 1983, suggesting it is a relatively recent introduction. The species is probably Palearctic in origin, and now occurs in New Zealand as well as throughout the Holarctic region ( Noyes 2001). It may have been unintentionally introduced into southern California in a shipment of parasitized mealybugs from Taiwan in 1951 ( Zuparko 1995 a).

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Metanotalia Mercet 1921

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

maderensis (

Walker 1872: 116