Habrobracon hebetor (Say, 1836),

Scaramozzino, Pier Luigi, Loni, Augusto & Lucchi, Andrea, 2017, A review of insect parasitoids associated with Lobesiabotrana (Denis & Schiffermueller, 1775) in Italy. 1. DipteraTachinidae and HymenopteraBraconidae (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), ZooKeys 647, pp. 67-100: 78-79

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.647.11098

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scientific name

Habrobracon hebetor (Say, 1836)
status

 

Habrobracon hebetor (Say, 1836) 

Habrobracon hebetor  Moleas 1979, Loni et al. 2016

Habrobracon  sp.: Silvestri 1912, Boselli 1928, Stellwaag 1928

Habrobracon brevicornis  Wesmael: Goidanich 1934

Microbracon brevicornis  Wesm.: Thompson 1946

Bracon  sl.: Scaramozzino et al. (in press)

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Campania: Silvestri 1912

Tuscany: Loni et al. 2016, Scaramozzino et al. (in press)

Sicily: Silvestri 1912 (from larvae of Ephestia elutella  )

South Italy: Moleas 1979

Distribution.

Cosmopolitan.

Taxonomic notes.

In the past, the taxonomic position of Habrobracon hebetor  was not well defined; it has a large number of synonyms because of the wide distribution, the broad host range and the morphological variability, so that it was attributed to the genera Bracon  , Habrobracon  and Microbracon  ( Loni et al. 2016). It was considered for long time separated from his junior synonym Bracon brevicornis  (Wesmael, 1838) (see e.g.: Marsh 1979, Fauna Europaea) on the basis of various morphological characteristics.

Host range.

Highly polyphagous, it is known to attack various species of pyralid moths feeding on stored products, as well as other Lepidopterous pests on several cultivated plants ( Yu et al. 2012). It is an idiobiont ectophagous and gregarious parasitoid of Lepidopteran larvae. In Loni et al. (2016) a list of records of Habrobracon hebetor  found on EGVM is provided. Goidanich (1934), reviewing the specimens obtained from larvae of Lobesia botrana  and Ephestia elutella  by Silvestri, assigns them to Habrobracon brevicornis  . In 2014 Loni et al. (2016) obtained two females of this species from a larva of Lobesia botrana  feeding on Daphne gnidium  . Under the name Habrobracon brevicornis  it was known as a major parasitoid of the European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis  ( Hübner, 1796) ( Lepidoptera  , Pyralidae  ), and, with the aim of controlling this pest, it was introduced and released in different locations in North America ( Goidanich 1931, Marsh 1979, Yu et al. 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Habrobracon

Loc

Habrobracon hebetor (Say, 1836)

Scaramozzino, Pier Luigi, Loni, Augusto & Lucchi, Andrea 2017
2017
Loc

Microbracon brevicornis

Ashmead 1890
1890