Cotesia ruficrus (Haliday, 1834)

Rousse, Pascal & Gupta, Ankita, 2013, Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species, Zootaxa 3616 (6), pp. 501-547: 516

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3616.6.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cotesia ruficrus (Haliday, 1834)
status

 

Cotesia ruficrus (Haliday, 1834) 

( Figs 7View FIGURE 7 d, 8 c)

Apanteles antipoda Ashmead, 1900: 355  ; Apanteles manilae Ashmead, 1904: 19  ; Apanteles narangae Viereck, 1913: 642  ; Microgaster ruficrus Haliday, 1834: 253  ; Apanteles sydneyensis Cameron, 1911: 342  .

Diagnosis. Entire hind coxa densely rugose. Scutellum densely punctate, inter-puncture spaces polished. Hairs on tergite 3 concentrated in a single apical row. Metasoma usually laterally bright yellowish.

Description. cf. Van Achterberg and Polaszek, 1996: 64 for details.

Comments. cf. C. plutellae  .

Material examined. 233 St Paul / Tan Rouge, alt. 800m, II. 2011, leg. Cirad; 2 Ƥ Bras Panon / La Caroline, alt. 230m, IX. 2010, leg. Cirad; 3 Ƥ Ƥ 33 3 same location, X. 2010, leg. Cirad; 1 Ƥ Petite Ile / Piton Bloc, alt. 850m, IV. 2007, leg. Cirad.

Host records. About 100 lepidopteran host species in Arctiidae  , Brachodidae  , Dilobidae  , Gelechiidae  , Geometridae  , Hesperiidae  , Lasiocampidae  , Lycaenidae  , Lymantriidae  , Noctuidae  , Nymphalidae  , Pieridae  , Plutellidae  , Pyralidae  , and Tortricidae  . This host range includes several stem borers considered as pests of Poaceae  .

Distribution records. Cosmopolitan except North and South Americas. Introduced into Australia, Cook Islands, Florida, Hawaii and New Zealand. Reunion (new record).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Cotesia