Leptomastidea Mercet 1916,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 61

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-FFB8-4367-FF02-C7F38C0CFBEB

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scientific name

Leptomastidea Mercet 1916
status

 

Leptomastidea Mercet 1916 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Pseudococcidae 

abnormis ( Girault 1915 c: 184)  ( Paraleptomastix  )

Type. USNM

Distribution. E (Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Yuba  )

Host/habitat. Dysmicoccus brevipes  , D. ryani  , Ferrisia virgata  , Formicococcus njalensis  , Phenacoccus gossypii  , P. sp., Planococcus citri  , P. ficus  , P. kenyae  , P. kraunhiae  , P. sp. nr. ficus  , P. vovae  , Pseudococcus calceolariae  , P. comstocki  , P. cryptus  , P. longispinus  , P. maritimus  , P. viburni  , P. sp. Saccharicoccus sacchari 

Remarks. This species was established in 1914, when it was imported from Sicily in a biocontrol program against P. citri  ( Bartlett 1978 c). It is now reared in commercial insectaries and continues to be used against several mealybug species. In the 1990 s, additional stock was imported from the Middle East and released in Riverside County ( González 1998), while further releases have been made in Fresno County.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Leptomastidea Mercet 1916

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

abnormis (

Girault 1915: 184