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29
Jul

Amauromorpha accepta metathoracica (Ashmead)

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Ichneumonidae
Genus : Amauromorpha
Species : accepta
Common Name : Ichneumon

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29
Jul

Description of Tetrastichus schoenobii Ferriere

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Stem borer eggs and pupae.
Description
1. Tetrastichus schoenobii is a metallic blue-green or shining green with bluish luster insect. It has an 8-segmented brown antenna except for the yellow scape.
2. The hairs clothing the wings are not in rows. The thorax is smooth and shining and the abdomen is elongated and pointed.
3. The legs are yellow except for the greenish coxae I and III. The tarsi are 4-segmented in all the legs.
Biology and ecology

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29
Jul

Tetrastichus schoenobii Ferriere

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Eulophidae
Genus : Tetrastichus
Species : schoenobii
Common Name : Eulophid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Copidosomopsis nacoleiae

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Leaffolder eggs.
Description
1. Copidosomopsis is a gray to black small wasp. It has 8 antennal segments. The middle legs are enlarged and are used for jumping.
2. The basal one-third of the front wing has few hairs; however, the wings are covered entirely with short hairs. The legs have 4-segmented tarsi.
Biology and ecology
1. The female parasitoid lays eggs inside leaffolder eggs. A single host egg can house numerous parasitoids and they pupate inside the host larvae.
2. The adults live for 2 to 3 days.

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29
Jul

Copidosomopsis nacoleiae (Eady)

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Encyrtidae
Genus : Copidosomopsis
Species : nacoleiae
Common Name : Encyrtid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Elasmus wasp

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Stem borer larvae.
Description
1. Stenobracon nicevillei is a large braconid wasp measuring 9 to 13 mm long. Its wings are yellowish with three blackish markings on the front wings.
2. It has an elongated reddish yellow or orange-brown abdomen with the second segment elevated, smooth, and strongly defined. Its sixth abdominal segment is black.
3. The female wasp has an ovipositor twice as long as its body.
Biology and ecology

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29
Jul

Elasmus sp.

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Braconidae
Genus : Elasmus
Species : sp.
Common Name : Elasmid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Pseudogonatopus nudus Perkins

Economic importance: Parasitoid and predator.
Hosts: Planthopper nymphs.
Description
1. Pseudogonatopus nudus is a reddish brown wasp except for its black petiole. Its appearance is ant- like. The sides of its metanotum are protruding. Its metathorax and propodeum are without median furrows. It has enlarged claws with a sub-apical tooth and six lamellae.
2. The male adults of P. nudus are winged, whereas the females are wingless.
Biology and ecology

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29
Jul

Pseudogonatopus nudus Perkins

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Dryinidae
Genus : Pseudogonatopus
Species : nudus
Common Name : Dryinid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Haplogonatopus apicalis Perkins

Economic importance: Parasitoid and predator.
Hosts: Leafhoppers.
Description
1. This ant-like parasitoid is a light brown dryinid wasp. The female is wingless and has a pair of pincher-like front claws for grasping prey. The male is winged.

Biology and ecology

2. A female dryinid wasp lives for 6 to 7 days. It can eat 2 to 4 hoppers a day. Likewise, it can also parasitize 4 to 6 hosts a day.
3. It lays one or two eggs inside the hopper host and egg incubation is 1-2 days. During larval development, it feeds on the host’s body fluid.

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29
Jul

Haplogonatopus apicalis Perkins

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Dryinidae
Genus : Haplogonatopus
Species : apicalis
Common Name : Dryinid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Dicondylus indianus Olmi

Economic importance: Parasitoid and predator.
Hosts: Planthopper eggs.
Description
1. Dicondylus indianus is black except for its brown head. It is ant-like in appearance. Its metathorax and propodeum or first abdominal segment are dull and granulated.
2. It has a pair of pincher claws to grasp the prey. Its enlarged claws have a sub-apical tooth and 5 lamellae.
3. The males have wings and the females are wingless.
Biology and ecology

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29
Jul

Dicondylus indianus Olmi

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Dryinidae
Genus : Dicondylus
Species : indianus
Common Name : Dryinid wasp,( Synonym: Pseudogonatopus flavifemur Esaki and Hashimoto

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29
Jul

Description of Brachymeria lasus

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Leaffolder, satyrid, and skipper larvae.
Description
1. Brachymeria lasus is a black chalcid wasp. Unlike B. excarinata, it has a triangular cheek. It has a short ovoid abdomen with the first tergite very smooth.
2. The hind femur of B. lasus is shiny black with a clear yellow apical part. Its hind tibia is creamy yellow with the entire inner half reddish black.
Biology and ecology
1. The parasitoid parasitizes older larvae of leaffolder, skippers, and satyrids. The female lays a single egg in the host’s body, which is either larva or pupa.

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29
Jul

Brachymeria lasus (Walker)

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Chalcididae
Genus : Brachymeria
Species : lasus
Common Name : Chalcidid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Brachymeria excarinata Gahan

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Leaffolder, skipper, and satyrid larvae.
Description
1. This parasitoid is black. Its cheek is not triangular, unlike the other species of Brachymeria. Its first abdominal segment is longer than the rest.
2. The dorsal surface of the second abdominal segment has dense minute punctures. Its hind tibiae are mostly black and slightly reddish basally.
3. A yellow spot is located on the sub-basal and apical parts of the hind tibia. It is also recognized by its enlarged femora with teeth in the ventral edge.

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29
Jul

Brachymeria excarinata Gahan

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Chalcididae
Genus : Brachymeria
Species : excarinata
Common Name : Chalcid wasps

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29
Jul

Description of Stenobracon nicevillei

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Stem borer larvae.
Description
1. Stenobracon nicevillei is a large braconid wasp measuring 9 to 13 mm long. Its wings are yellowish with three blackish markings on the front wings.
2. It has an elongated reddish yellow or orange-brown abdomen with the second segment elevated, smooth, and strongly defined. Its sixth abdominal segment is black.
3. The female wasp has an ovipositor twice as long as its body.
Biology and ecology

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29
Jul

Stenobracon nicevillei (Bingham)

Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family : Braconidae
Genus : Stenobracon
Species : nicevillei
Common Name : Braconid wasp

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29
Jul

Description of Macrocentrus philippinensis Ashmead

Economic importance: Parasitoid.
Hosts: Leaffolder larvae.
Description
1. Macrocentrus philippinensis is a medium-sized braconid wasp. It is thin-bodied and orange or dark yellow. It has a slender abdomen, which is brownish black dorsally with longitudinal striae and yellowish brown edges.
2. The basal two abdominal segments are very slender and flattened. The hind coxae are swollen with a brown patch on the dorsal surface of the apex.
3. The female wasp’s ovipositor is almost twice as long as its abdomen and nearly as long as its antennae. The male is similar in size and color.

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