Bracon mellitor 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: 77

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

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scientific name

Bracon mellitor Say, 1836
status

 

Bracon mellitor Say, 1836 

Bracon mellitor  Goidanich 1931

Bracon vernoniae  Ashm.: Leonardi 1925

Distribution.

This species, distributed in North America from Canada to Mexico, is also present in Cuba, Brazil, Hawaii, while it is not present in Europe. In 1935 it was introduced from Hawaii into Egypt to control the Pink Bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella  (Saunders, 1844) ( Lepidoptera  Gelechiidae  ), but it seems not established ( Bey 1951, Yu et al. 2012).

Host range.

Bracon mellitor  lives on many hosts, mainly belonging to the Coleoptera  Curculionidae  and several families of Lepidoptera  , especially Tortricidae  , Pyralidae  , Gelechiidae  and Noctuidae  ( Yu 1997-2012; Yu et al. 2012). Among these species are included the already mentioned Paralobesia viteana  and Lobesia botrana  . The former was initially confused with Lobesia botrana  (see e.g. Johnson and Hammar 1912), and it is likely that the record of Bracon vernoniae  on Lobesia botrana  reported by Leonardi (1925) originates from this mistake, since Marsh (1979) and Tillman and Cate (1989) did not include this moth among the hosts of this Bracon  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Bracon