Zarhopalus Ashmead 1900,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 64-65

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Zarhopalus Ashmead 1900
status

 

Zarhopalus Ashmead 1900 

Hosts. Hemiptera  : Pseudococcidae 

corvinus ( Girault 1915 e: 169)  ( Anagyrella  )

Type. USNM

Distribution. C (Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Merced, Riverside, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura)

Host/habitat. Pseudococcus comstocki  , P. maritimus  , P. sp.; NEW: Anisococcus crawii  ( UCRC)

Remarks. Gordh (1979: 958) recorded this species from Quebec, which suggests it has a trans-Nearctic.

Distribution. However, this species was introduced into Quebec (and elsewhere in Canada) from California in a biocontrol program against P. maritimus  in greenhouses ( Burnett 1947). Burnett (1947) reported it provided good control, and thus it may have successfully established there, but I have seen no confirmed reports of this.

inquisitor ( Howard 1881)  ( Encyrtus  )[New state record] ( RLZC)

Type. Lost

Distribution. W (Contra Costa, Glenn, San Benito, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus)

Host/habitat. Ferrisia virgata  , Planococcus citri 

Remarks. Gahan (1927) synonymized Aphidencyrtus schizoneurae ( Ashmead 1885)  , A. aphidiphagus ( Ashmead 1887)  , A. megourae ( Ashmead 1887)  , and A. websteri ( Howard 1890)  under A. inquisitor  . In a later paper Gahan (1930) correctly placed these under A. (now Syrphophagus  ) aphidivorus (Mayr)  . Ashmead (1887) reported this species from a “ Lecanium  (= Eulecanium  ) sp. on pine”, which was probably a misidentification of a mealybug.

sheldoni Ashmead 1900: 406 

Type. USNM (lost)

Distribution. N (Imperial, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura) Host/habitat. Phenacoccus  sp., Pseudococcus comstocki  , P. longispinus  , P. maritimus  ; NEW: Anisococcus crawii  , Pseudococcus viburni  ( UCRC), Ferrisia virgata  ( CSCA)

spp.

Remarks. There are series of undetermined specimens from Alameda, Butte, Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties, swept from Adenostoma fasciculatum  , Arctostaphylos  sp. and Juniperus californicus  ( CSCA, RLZC, UCDC, UCFC, UCRC).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NEW

University of Newcastle

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCFC

University of Central Florida

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Zarhopalus Ashmead 1900

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

sheldoni

Ashmead 1900: 406
1900
Loc

corvinus (

Girault 1915: 169