Microplitis 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

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Microplitis sp.


Microplitis sp. 

Microplitis sp.  Marchesini and Dalla Montà 1992, 1994, 1998, Coscollá 1997, Colombera et al. 2001, Marchesini et al. 2006

Italian distribution of reared parasitoids.

Piedmont: Colombera et al. 2001

Veneto: Marchesini and Dalla Montà 1992, 1994, 1998, Marchesini et al. 2006


Microplitis  Förster, 1863 is a cosmopolitan genus that counts about 180 species.

Host range.

All the species of this genus are solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of Lepidopteran larvae (especially Noctuidae  ).

Ecological role.

Both Marchesini et al. (1994, 2006) and Colombera et al. (2001) have obtained a few specimens of an unidentified species of Microplitis  by EGVM larvae of the second generation.