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Braconid Wasp

Scientific Name
Apanteles sp.
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Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Throax Dorsal - Adult
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Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Total length around 3 to 5 mm; predominantly black body with some yellow colouring on the abdomen and legs; antennae-18 segmented. Most species have the ovipositor sheaths long (>half length of hindtibia) and evenly hairy throughout, a complete or near complete propodeal areola, margin of vannal lobe concave and hairless, the posterior scutum having aciculate sculpturing (not distinct and seperate punctures) and T1 parallel-sided to narrowing posteriorly. Fore wing aerolet present.

Eggs are elongate and translucent, with a stalk at the posterior end, and are about 0.3mm long.

Larvae

Maxillary and labial palp papilliform; hypostomal spur attached to hypostoma only; mandible without large, heavy-set body with short blade bearing a few teeth at its base; antenna disclike or absent; labral and prelabial sclerite absent; silk press present.

References

- Austin, A.D. & Dangerfield, P.C. (1992). Synopsis of Australasian Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with a key to genera and description of new taxa. Invertebrate Taxonomy, 6: 1-76.

- 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
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/10/2011 12:17 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 22:58 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Braconid Wasp (Apanteles sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 10:58:35 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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