SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.30First observation of Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (Diptera: Culicidae) in Tshuapa province (Boende), Democratic Republic of the Congo author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


African Entomology

On-line version ISSN 2224-8854
Print version ISSN 1021-3589

Abstract

VAN NOORT, Simon; FERNANDEZ-TRIANA, Jose; BAUR, Hannes  and  SHAW, Mark R.. Identity of wasp parasitoids (Hymenoptera) attacking Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in South Africa. AE [online]. 2022, vol.30, pp.1-8. ISSN 2224-8854.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2254-8854/2022/a11738.

The alien invasive large cabbage white, Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pieridae), although introduced into South Africa more than 27 years ago, has not dramatically expanded its distribution, possibly because it is effectively attacked by two parasitoid wasp species. Even though there is a cohort of parasitoid species associated with P. brassicae in the Northern Hemisphere, these are the only two recorded parasitoids in South Africa. We determine these parasitoid wasps as Cotesia glomerata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Braconidae: Microgastrinae) and Pteromalus puparum (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pteromalidae), and provide high resolution images and DNA barcodes to facilitate their recognition. This is the first record of C. glomerata from the Afrotropical region.

Keywords : alien species; biocontrol; Braconidae; Cotesia glomerate; invasive species; parasitoid wasps; Pteromalidae; Pteromalus puparum; taxonomy.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License