Meteorus 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: 82-83

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Meteorus sp.


Meteorus sp. 

Meteorus sp.  Silvestri 1912, Boselli 1928, Stellwaag 1928

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Campania: Silvestri 1912 (Nola, Portici)

Apulia: Silvestri 1912 (S. Vito dei Normanni - Lecce)


Meteorus  Haliday, 1835 is a cosmopolitan genus with a large number of species, Yu (1997-2012) lists 316 species, 46 of which are present in Europe (Fauna Europaea).

Host range.

The species of the genus Meteorus  are koinobiont endophagous larval parasitoids of Coleoptera  and Lepidoptera  . Meteorus pendulus  ( Müller, 1776) and Meteorus rubens  (Nees, 1811) have been found on Eupoecilia ambiguella  , while Meteorus colon  (Haliday, 1835) was obtained from Sparganothis pilleriana  . Silvestri (1912) in July and August repeatedly observed some specimens of an unidentified Meteorus  from larvae of EGVM collected in Campania and Apulia vineyards.