Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579: 572

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Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)
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Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862) 

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Species of Leptopilina  are parasitoids of Drosophilidae ( Nordlander 1980)  . This genus is distinct in that the setose ring at the base of the metasoma is dorsally interrupted (there are only setae on the lateral aspects of the metasoma; Fig 14View FIGURES 14 – 15 insert). Leptopilina heterotoma  is adventive in New Zealand and was first recorded by Valentine and Walker (1991). Molecular information from thee specimens in New Zealand ( Table 1) matches Leptopilina heterotoma  from several overseas locations. There are limited distribution records in New Zealand. North Island: AK, BP, HB. Specimens have been collected from a range of sources, including, kiwifruit orchards, rotting fruit containing Drosophila  larvae, and from lab colonies of D. melanogaster  (identified under the name Ganaspis subnuda  ).