Plagiomerus Crawford 1910,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 46

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-FFA9-4376-FF02-C7D18DBDFB76

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scientific name

Plagiomerus Crawford 1910
status

 

Plagiomerus Crawford 1910 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Diaspididae 

diaspidis Crawford 1910: 90 

Type. USNM

Distribution. W (Alameda, Butte, Inyo, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Yuba)

Host/habitat. Clavaspis  sp., Diaspis echinocacti  , Hemiberlesia lataniae  ; NEW: Chionaspis ortholabis  ( EMEC), Lepidosaphes  sp. ( UCRC)

Remarks. De Santis (1979) lists “ Clovastis sp.” as a host—presumably a misspelling of “ Clavaspis  sp.” Two species of Plagiomerus  ( P. diaspidis  and P. cyaneus Ashmead, 1888  ) reported from the Nearctic Region, and a third ( P. hospes Timberlake, 1920  ) from the Neotropical Region, are mostly distinguished from each other based on the color and relative dimensions of the funicle segments. Specimens from California (some from the same localities) generally resemble P. diaspidis  , but reflect this range of antennal variation, suggesting a high degree of variation in this species, and that these characteristics are therefore of questionable use in distinguishing species.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NEW

University of Newcastle

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Plagiomerus Crawford 1910

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

diaspidis

Crawford 1910: 90
1910