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Survey of opiine parasitoids of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Thailand and Malaysia

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Chinajariyawong, A., Clarke, A. R., Jirasurat, M., Kritsaneepiboon, S., Lahey, H.A., Vijaysegaran, S. and Walter, G. H. (2000) Survey of opiine parasitoids of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Thailand and Malaysia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 48 (1). pp. 71-101. ISSN 0217-2445



A survey of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) from wild and cultivated host plants was conducted in Thailand and Malaysia between 1986 and 1994. In addition to fruit flies, host samples also yielded parasites of those flies, predominantly opiine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Opiinae). Although used extensively in classical biological control programmes, very little is known about the host relationships of these parasites in their native environment. From the survey work, host records are given for 13 described species (viz. Diachasmimorpha albobalteata [Cameron], D. dacusii [Cameron], D. longicaudata [Ashmead], Fopius arisanus [Sonan], F. deeralensis [Fullaway], F. persulcatus [Silvestri], F. skinneri [Fullaway], F. vandenboschi [Fullaway], Opius bellus Gahan, Psytallia flelcheri [Silvestri], P. incisi [Silvestri], P. makii [Sonan] and Utetes bianchii [Fullaway]) and three undescribed opiines. The parasitoid species are listed in relation to the fruit fly species within fruit samples, and the plant species from which the flies and wasps were reared.

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Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
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