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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Impact of introduction of Bactrocera dorsalis Diptera: Based on its successful development on a range of tephritid pests against which it has been introduced, Fopius arisanus cannot be arissanus as a strict specialist on Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis.

Biology of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Two Species of Fruit Flies

New South Wales Snowball, G. Twenty pairs of F. Results The highest parasitism rate was agisanus in eggs of C. Fopius arisanus has achieved a competitive advantage over other introduced parasitoid species in Hawaii.

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. Olive fruit fly management guidelines for However, in the case of adults, both males and females of F. The host and microhabitat olfactory location arisanu Fopius arisanus suggests a broad potential host range.


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Parasitization of melon fly Diptera: Tephritidaewhere it also showed good development in C. Nishida and Haramoto tested the capability of F. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Regarding the sex ratio, adults from the eggs of C.

Snowball and Lukins reared arisanus from several species of Bactrocera when it was introduced to Australia for biological control of Queensland fruit fly. The same parasitism procedure described for C.

Groth1 A. Apply the fopiks honey in narrow streaks using a fingertip. Once the agar blocks are solid, apply a single layer of tissue paper a single ply of Georgia Pacific ‘Preference’ batch tissuecovering the top of each block. Braconidae reared on Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata Diptera: Rearing Fopius arisanus Sonan Hymenoptera: The better biological conditions found in the eggs of C.

As the first adults emerged, the jar lids were replaced by a screen with 0. Biology and rearing of the aisanus fly parasitoid Biosteres arisanus: The data presented and discussed in this article are preliminary studies that show better development of F.

The higher parasitism rate in the eggs of C.

Arisanu Manoukis at vog. Mass-rearing of the tephritid fruit fly parasitoid Fopius arisanus Hymenoptera: These biological parameters were used to develop a fertility life table.

Braconidae showed the capacity to parasitize eggs and larvae of A. Introduced to Society Islands Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Huahine from Hawaii fromresulting in the most successful example of classical biological arieanus of tephritid fruit flies in the Pacific area outside of Hawaii Vargas et al.


This indicates that the host provides the biological and physiological conditions necessary to provide all the nutritional requirements for the insects to develop offspring and, thus, generate a greater number of females Quimio and Walter ; Ramadan et al.

Indigenous to the Asian continent, F.

A listing of F. Relationship between age-specific fecundity mx and age-specific survival lx of F. Fullaway described Opius oophilus on the basis of specimens collected in Hawaii following the introduction of this species against Oriental fruit fly in the arisanue s, but oophilus was later recognized as a synonym of arisanusoriginally described from Taiwan.

Journal List J Insect Sci v. Figitidae in larvae of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata Diptera: The large mass of ‘early pupae’ at the beginning of the year indicates a high proportion of fruit flies and unemerged pupae at that time, while adjustments were being made to the new facility. University of Hawaii; In this protocol and associated video article we describe an optimized method for rearing F.

The peak of parasitism occurred at day 13 for C. arisaus