Aphycaspis Hoffer 1954,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 13

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4017.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BBFC3D93-6A7E-4862-84EF-021ADE2F4B3A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC87E4-FF88-4356-FF02-C3C288D6FE8D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aphycaspis Hoffer 1954
status

 

Aphycaspis Hoffer 1954  [New state record]

Hosts. Neuroptera  : Coniopterygidae  [New host record]

spp.

Remarks. An undescribed species of this genus has been collected in Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Ventura  counties ( CSCA, RLZC, UCDC, UCFC, UCRC). One specimen from San Diego is noted as “ex Black scale sample twigs”, while a specimen from Orange County was reared from the larva of a coniopterygid (both UCRC). Aphycaspis  is closely related to Homalotylus  and Isodromus  , both of which are also known as parasitoids of predators, so this new host record is not surprising. A single specimen collected in October from Stanislaus County ( RLZC), represents a second new species.

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCFC

University of Central Florida

UCRC

University of California, Riverside