Mira Schellenberg 1803,

Zuparko, Robert L., 2015, Annotated Checklist of California Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 4017 (1), pp. 1-126: 61-62

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-FFB8-4366-FF02-C2478BCDFE18

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Mira Schellenberg 1803
status

 

Mira Schellenberg 1803  [New state record]

mucora Schellenberg, 1803: 68  [New state record]( CSCA, EMEC, RLZC, UCDC, UCRC) Type. Boucek (1977) thought the type might be lost.

Distribution. A (Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Marin, Orange, Placer, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Yolo)

Host/habitat. Collected from a variety of grasses and shrubs.

Remarks. This appears to be primarily a Palearctic species, but there is also a single previous record from Idaho (Gordh 1979) so it may have a natural holarctic Distribution. However, even though the species is quite distinctive and large enough to be noticed and taken by general collectors, I found no California records of this species prior to 1999. It now occurs in the coastal belt from San Diego north to Sonoma, and can be quite numerous locally, and is winter active as well. Therefore I treat the species as a relatively recent arrival in California, and I suspect it will continue to increase its range through western North America  .

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Encyrtidae

Loc

Mira Schellenberg 1803

Zuparko, Robert L. 2015
2015
Loc

mucora

Schellenberg 1803: 68
1803