Aleiodes sp.,

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: 83-84

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Aleiodes sp.


Aleiodes sp. 

Aleiodes sp.  Nuzzaci and Triggiani 1982

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Apulia: Nuzzaci and Triggiani 1982


Aleiodes  Wesmael, 1838, is a cosmopolitan genus of 240 species ( Yu 1997-2012), with 42 of them listed in Europe (Fauna Europaea).

Host range.

In most cases, the species of this genus live on larvae of macrolepidoptera, both diurnal and nocturnal and, to a lesser extent, on larvae of microlepidoptera, including tortricids. They are koinobiont larval endoparasitoids, and lay their eggs in the host young larva and pupate inside the mummified remains of the dead caterpillar. Three species of Aleiodes  are associated with Lobesia botrana  . Nuzzaci and Triggiani (1982) obtained a single specimen of an unidentified species of Aleiodes  by EGVM larvae living on Daphne gnidium  .