Trichomasthus Thomson 1876,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 53

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-FFB0-436F-FF02-C4F78CBEFB9F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Trichomasthus Thomson 1876
status

 

Trichomasthus Thomson 1876 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Eriococcidae 

coeruleus Mercet 1923: 49 

Type. MNMS

Distribution. E (Alameda, San Joaquin)

Host/habitat. Eriococcus spurius 

Remarks. In 1939 and 1949 – 50 a species then identified as T. cyanifrons  was imported from Europe and released in southern California in a biocontrol program against E. spurius  , but failed to establish ( Flanders 1952; Bartlett 1978 b, cited by Noyes 2010). However, subsequent importations of a species initially identified as T. cyanifrons  in 1952–1954 in central and northern California did result in establishment—this imported agent was later determined to be T. coeruleus ( Dreistadt & Hagen 1994)  . Noyes (2001) lists two hosts for this species—both of which are invalid names for E. spurius  .

spp.

Remarks. Specimens representing four additional morphospecies were collected from Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Lassen, Marin, Orange and Tuolumne counties ( RLZC, UCDC, UCFC, UCRC).

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCFC

University of Central Florida

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Trichomasthus Thomson 1876

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

coeruleus

Mercet 1923: 49
1923