Comperia Gomes 1942,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 22

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-FF91-434E-FF02-C5FB8C69FD36

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Plazi

scientific name

Comperia Gomes 1942
status

 

Comperia Gomes 1942 

Hosts. Blattodea  : Blattellidae 

merceti ( Compere 1938: 317)  ( Dicarnosis  )

Type. BMNH

Distribution. E (Alameda, Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, Stanislaus, Yolo)

Host/habitat. Supella longipalpa  , Supella supellectilium 

Remarks. This appears to be a tropical species that has become adventitiously established around the world. This species was imported into California using Hawaiian stock in a biocontrol programs against cockroaches in the late 1970 s and was reported established ( Slater et al. 1981). However, there is a single specimen from Contra Costa County ( EMEC) collected in 1957, indicating the species was probably already present in the state. Gomes (1942) reported Blattella germanica  as a host, but Roth and Willis (1960) noted that this was not based on rearing records. Lawson (1954) reported that C. merceti  was unable to attack Blatta orientalis  and Periplaneta americana  ootheca, but a single specimen ( UCRC) was reportedly reared from a Periplaneta  sp.

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Comperia Gomes 1942

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

merceti (

Compere 1938: 317
1938