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Cotton Aphid Parasitoid

Scientific Name
Aphelinus gossypii
Scientific Author
Timberlake, 1924
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae: Aphelininae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Female

Antenna 6-segmented; scape long; thorax dark brown to black colour; forewing costal cell at least as long as marginal vein; fore wing has delta-shaped area with one complete line of seta basad of linea calva, which is open posteriorly; fore and mid femora dark brown; hind femur yellow.

Larvae

Whitish in colour; reduced head; 3 thoracic and 10 abdominal segments; antennae usually not distinguishable; mandibles fully formed, sclerotized, triangular in form, and with a short blade; each maxilla with 1 papilla or none; maxillae and labium not projecting as seperate lobes but either completely fused and indistinguishable or partly fused; labial palp not visible; usually 9 pairs of spiracles; silk press absent.

References

- Takada, H. (2002). Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae; Aphelinidae) of four principal pest aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) on greenhouse vegetable crops in Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 37(2): 237-249.

- Evans, H.E. (1987). Order Hymenoptera. In: Stehr, F.W. (ed.), Immature Insects. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Chapter 27, pp. 597-710.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/10/2011 12:03 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 23:11 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Cotton Aphid Parasitoid (Aphelinus gossypii) Updated on 5/7/2014 11:11:24 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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