Ascogaster rufidens Wesmael, 1835,

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: 81-82

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Ascogaster rufidens Wesmael, 1835


Ascogaster rufidens Wesmael, 1835 

Ascogaster rufidens  Silvestri 1912, Boselli 1928, Stellwaag 1928

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Campania: Silvestri 1912 (Portici)


This species shows a Palaearctic distribution, being present in Europe (excluding Iberian Peninsula, ex Yugoslavia and Greece), Russia, Far East Russia, and China.

Host range.

Koinobiont endophagous egg-larval parasitoid. The only record is due to Silvestri (1912) that frequently reared it in August from EGVM larvae. Like the previous species, it lives on microlepidoptera, especially Tortricidae  .