Ooencyrtus Ashmead 1900

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 44-45

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

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scientific name

Ooencyrtus Ashmead 1900
status

 

Ooencyrtus Ashmead 1900 

Hosts. Coleoptera  : Coccinellidae  ; Hemiptera  : Coreidae  , Pentatomidae  , Reduviidae  , Scutelleridae  ; Hymenoptera  : Braconidae  ; Diptera  : Chloropidae  ; Neuroptera  : Chrysopidae  ; Lepidoptera  : Arctiidae  , Lasiocampidae  , Lymantriidae  , Nymphalidae  , Saturniidae  , Sesiidae 

californicus Girault 1917 a: 22 

Type. USNMAbout USNM

Distribution. N (Inyo, Riverside, Sacramento, Tulare)

Host/habitat. Anasa tristis  , Pennisetia marginata 

Remarks. Peck (1963: 428) questioned the host record of Pennisetia marginata  reported by Johansen (1957), but I’m including it since other Ooencyrtus  species have been reported as parasitoids of Lepidoptera  . A species near to O. californicus  has been collected from Alameda, Calaveras, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Solano, Stanislaus and Trinity  counties ( RLZC). The holotype female is mounted on a slide ( USNMAbout USNM) and has been crushed into dozens of pieces. The antenna and one forewing are easily visible, but otherwise the rest of the specimen offers little opportunity to distinguish this species.

kuvanae ( Howard 1910: 3)  ( Schedius  ) [New state record] ( CSCAAbout CSCA)

Type. USNMAbout USNM

Distribution. W (Contra Costa, Riverside)

Host/habitat. Anastatus japonicus  , Anoplocnemis curvipes  , Chrysoperla carnea  , Clavigralla tomentosicollis  , Cotesia melanoscela  , Dasychira pinicola  , Dendrolimus spectabilis  , Eriogyna pyretorum  , Euproctis chrysorrhoea  , Hemileuca oliviae  , Leucoma salicis  , Lymantria fumida  , L. monacha  , L. xylina  , Malacosoma neustria  , Orgyia antiqua  , O. leucostigma  , O. sp., Porthetria dispar  , Suarius fedtschenkoi 

Remarks. Dowden (1962) reported that O. kuvanae  will reproduce on Orgyia leucostigma  in the lab, but the parasitoid was never recovered from that host in the field. Peck (1963: 431) noted O. leucostigma  as a host of O. kuvanae  , but failed to cite any reference for that record. Specimens identified as near O. kuvanae  were collected in Napa, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties ( EMECAbout EMEC).

submetallicus ( Howard 1897: 151)  ( Encyrtus  ) [New state record] ( CSCAAbout CSCA)

Type. BMNH

Distribution. W (Imperial)

Host/habitat. Anasa scorbutica  , Caligo memnon  , Coleotichus blackburniae  , Edessa meditabunda  , E. sp., Erinnyis ello  , Euschistus heros  , Heliconius  sp., Liohippelates pusio  , Hypercompe albicornis  , Leptoglossus gonagra  , Mormidea angustata  , Nezara viridula  , Oebalus ypsilongriseus  , Opsiphanes cassina  , O. tamarindi  , Piezodorus guildinii 

Remarks. The California record is based upon a single damaged specimen, determined by Burks. The antennae, legs and forewings are all missing, but the remaining body agrees with the redescription provided by Noyes (1979). The specimen was one of several parasitoid species associated with Ferrisia virgata  on Tecoma capensi  s ( Bignoniaceae  ).

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Remarks. In addition to the species listed above, I have seen specimens that appear to represent an additional 17 morphospecies present in the state, one of which was reared from Malacosoma californicum  and M. sp. ( Langston 1957) ( EMECAbout EMEC, RLZC).

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

Ooencyrtus Ashmead 1900

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015

2015
Loc

californicus

Girault 1917: 22

Loc

kuvanae (

Howard 1910: 3

Loc

submetallicus (

Howard 1897: 151