Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579 : 572

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3878.6.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:968051F6-9639-4145-AA0A-56763666EBBA

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5669863

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6600CF74-FFC2-EA12-FF23-C8411E2D31C7

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Plazi

scientific name

Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)
status

 

Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862)

( Figs 14 View FIGURES 14 – 15 , 26 View FIGURES 23 – 26 )

Species of Leptopilina are parasitoids of Drosophilidae ( Nordlander 1980) . This genus is distinct in that the setose ring at the base of the metasoma is dorsally interrupted (there are only setae on the lateral aspects of the metasoma; Fig 14 View FIGURES 14 – 15 insert). Leptopilina heterotoma is adventive in New Zealand and was first recorded by Valentine and Walker (1991). Molecular information from thee specimens in New Zealand ( Table 1 View TABLE 1 ) matches Leptopilina heterotoma from several overseas locations. There are limited distribution records in New Zealand. North Island: AK, BP, HB. Specimens have been collected from a range of sources, including, kiwifruit orchards, rotting fruit containing Drosophila larvae, and from lab colonies of D. melanogaster (identified under the name Ganaspis subnuda ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Genus

Leptopilina