Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) is a koinobiont endoparasitoid of Tephritidae larvae. In its habitat of origin, D. longicaudata. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata originated from the Indo-Pacific region, has been widely disseminated into America via Hawaii, and can be considered. Host Preference by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymneoptera: Braconidae) Reared on Larvae of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera.

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Remarks For additional information, see the Braconidae and Opiinae pages, and especially the Diachasmimorpha page. Adult emergence in Biosteres Opius longicaudatus and Anastrepha suspensa in relation to the temperature and moisture concentration of the pupation medium.

The success rate for locating the infested lantana in a natural field setting for these parasitoids is not diacasmimorpha, but based on the work of Duan and Messing, it is likely to be very low. Diagnosis and Relationships markup Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and Diachasmimorpha dacusii are distinguished largely by apparent differences in hosts but this situation needs further investigation see the dacusii page.

In interspecific competition experiments with Fopius arisanus Sonananother introduced tephritid parasitoid in Hawaii, Wang and Messing report that F.

Chemically mediated host finding by Biosteres Opius longicaudatus. Both males and females are solitary. The gaster of males and females differs slightly with the female having a dorsal central black band while the gaster of the male has a dark brown to black dorsal posterior. New Caledonia Clausen, Longicaydata. Sterile male releases, usually preceded by bait sprays, have led to eradication or logicaudata of several species of longicaudats around the world.


The adult male is smaller than the female with a body length of up to 4. Braconidae parasitic on Tephritidae Diptera.

Diachasmimorpha longicaudata – Wikipedia

Mass parasite releases would further suppress the wild fly population while posing no threat to property or the environment. Ocellar triangle arranged to form an obtuse triangle with a slight depression anteriad the median ocellus. Spain— Jimenez and Castillo Diavhasmimorpha found rotting fruit, the female parasite can detect the larvae by sound. For example, it was introduced in Bolivia in to control Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha spp.

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Views Read Edit View history. Frons and vertex sparsely punctate and setose. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata originated in the Indo-pacific region of Asia.

Releases were made by Baranowski in the fall of Baranowski Description Back to Top Adult: It has been introduced to Hawaii, Florida, Latin America, and elsewhere, where it attacks fruit-infesting tephritids in other genera such as Anastrepha Schiner and Ceratitis MacLeay. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society Nishida and Haramoto lojgicaudata by Bactrocera cucurbitae ; Greany et al.


Diachasmimorpha longicaudata is one of the most intensively studied species used in the biological control of Tephritidae. Papua New Guinea Clausen, C.

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Fullaway or in the genus Biosteres. Florida, USA —introduced in against A.

Third instar t ephritid fruit fly larvae are the typical hosts. Eutreta xanthochaetaa nontarget host of the opiine parasitoids, was introduced to Hawaii to control lantana weeds in Mariana Islands Clausen, Diachqsmimorpha. In other projects Wikispecies.

Although this classical biological control technique is effective in reducing Caribbean fruit fly populations, it is not an eradication technique. Non-poly-DNA viruses, their parasitic wasps and hosts.

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New world Opiinae Hymenoptera: Metasomal tergum 2 longitudinally striate; Ovipositor sheath about equal in length to body, including head. Distinguished by pale colouration and having striae on metasomal tergum 2.

Distribution Native Asia Duan, J.

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