Aleiodes apicalis (Brullé, 1832), Brulle, 1832

Mifsud, David, Farrugia, Lucia & Shaw, Mark R., 2019, Braconid and ichneumonid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid wasps of Lepidoptera from the Maltese Islands, Zootaxa 4567 (1), pp. 47-60: 58

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4567.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B1916909-5696-44EF-AC8F-E41CDF1E6DA8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C287F8-FB5F-B30B-689E-9FB3FD098A8E

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aleiodes apicalis (Brullé, 1832)
status

 

Aleiodes apicalis (Brullé, 1832)  

Material examined: MALTA, Wied il-Kbir, 20. xii.2014, 1 ex., from Lepidoptera   larva feeding on Rumex conglomeratus   which was collected in March of 2014, MZ, DMC; Torri l-Abjad, 27. xii.2005, 1 ♀, emerged from unidentified Lepidoptera   larva feeding on Lactuca   , MZ, DMC [parasitoids determined by Mark Shaw; hosts determined by Michael Zerafa].

Notes: This species was recorded from Malta by Papp (2015) as Aleiodes (Aleiodes) ductor var. reticulator (Nees, 1834)   . Although this species has been widely misidentified as a form of A. ductor   , its correct name is A. apicalis   . It is a koinobiont endoparasitoid of plusiine noctuids, and may even be restricted to Autographa gamma (Linnaeus)   . On reviewing the above-mentioned material, it was noted that they had both emerged from a lepidopteran larval mummy. The host Lepidoptera   remains were both determined as certainly a plusiine noctuid, probably Autographa gamma   by Mark Shaw.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Aleiodes