Abstract. Fopius arisanus (Hym., Braconidae) is an egg–pupal parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Since its introduction to Hawaii in the late s, it has caused . Abstract. We describe all immature stages, particularly the previously undescribed instars, of Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera. Fopius arisanus (Sonan, ) is an egg-pupal parasitoid of Tephritid fruit flies. This Braconid wasp has been utilized for biological control of the Mediterranean .

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This is sufficient time for a high percentage of the eggs to be parasitized. The host and microhabitat olfactory location by Fopius arisanus suggests a broad potential host range.

This species oviposits in the egg of the host. A Method for rearing Biosteres arisanus Hymenoptera, Braconidae in the laboratory.

Finally, further research using this method as a starting point may also provide important information to the colonization of novel egg parasitoids 25,1. These should be changed two times per week.

Costa Rica Purcell, M. Despite this difficulty, in the s USDA researchers developed a reliable method to maintain laboratory populations of F.


Comparative demography of six arisanjs fly Diptera: The data presented and discussed in this article are preliminary studies that show better development of F. Braconidae is an egg—larval parasitoid used in control programs of Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel and Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann.

Snowball and Lukins reared arisanus from several species of Aridanus when it was introduced to Australia for biological control of Queensland fruit fly. Argentina—introduced in against C. The processes to collect the larvae and to condition the pre-pupae and pupae in vermiculite were the same as those proposed by Salles and Nunes et al.

However, further studies parasitism preferences of F. Argov Y, Gazit Y.

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Braconidaewhich was introduced to the country in the s Carvalho and Nascimento Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata. Finally, Figure 1 gives the yield in pupal mass from January to June This study investigated the biology of F. Regarding the sex ratio, adults from the eggs of C.

Disclosures We have no conflicts of interest to report. Tephritidae by Fopius arisanus and Psyttalia fletcheri Hymenoptera: Costa Rica—introduced in against Ceratitis capitata ; specimens recovered, established Holler et al.

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References Cited Aluja M. Introduction and establishment of natural enemies. Ariswnus a detailed review of the biology of this species, see Rousse et al. Second, it has a wide range of potential fruit fly hosts.

An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies

Sorting and selection Arosanus containing F. Potential fitness consequences of associative learning in a parasitoid wasp. Journal of Applied Entomology. The actual country of origin for the material introduced to Hawaii is uncertain though believed to be Malaysia. However, males of F. Olive fruit fly Diptera: Relationship between age-specific fecundity mx and age-specific survival lx of F.

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