Meromyzobia Ashmead 1900,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 34

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

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scientific name

Meromyzobia Ashmead 1900
status

 

Meromyzobia Ashmead 1900 

deserticola Gordh 1987: 24

Type. USNM

Distribution. C (El Centro)

Host/habitat. Collected on Pleuraphis rigida (Thurber)  ( Poaceae  )

Remarks. Gordh (1987) notes that species from this genus have an ecological preference for grasses. According to Noyes (2001), confirmed Meromyzobia  host records (all extralimital) include Orthoptera  eggs, Diptera  ( Chloropidae  and Drosophilidae  ) and hyperparasitic on Aclerdidae  via Chamaemyiidae  ; one species has also been associated with Pseudococcidae  .

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Remarks. Specimens that appear to represent 4 undescribed species have been collected from Imperial, Inyo, Lassen, Solano and Stanislaus counties ( CSCA, RLZC, UCDC, UCRC).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCRC

University of California, Riverside