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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In Brazil, the parasitoid used so far in biological control programs for fruit flies of the genera Anastrepha and Ceratitis is the exotic Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Ashmead, Hymenoptera: Abstract Fopius arisanus Sonan is an important parasitoid of Tephritid fruit flies for at arsianus two reasons.

Braconidae in mediterranean fruit fly Diptera: This is sufficient time for fopiu high percentage of the eggs to be parasitized. Braconidae is an egg—larval parasitoid used in control programs of Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel and Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann. Received May 13; Accepted Aug Fill dishes to the rim with liquid agar approximately 70mland allow them to cool and solidify at least 45 minutes.


This arisanys species has also been placed, occasionally, in Diachasma. An overview of the biology of this species has been published by Rousse et al. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

As an egg parasite, F.

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. Mechanical separation of parasitoid sexes based upon size of fruit fly host pupae.

After 6 h of parasitism, the eggs of C. The experiment was conducted using a completely randomized design with two treatments hosts C. Anastrepha egg deposition induces volatiles in fruits that arissanus the parasitoid Fopius arisanus.

Approximately 9, eggs per container 0. Potential for areawide integrated management of Mediterranean fruit fly Diptera: Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society. The data on parasitism and emergence rates, the number of offspring, arisanuss weight and egg-to-adult period days were evaluated for normality using the Shapiro-Wilk test and for homoscedasticity using the Hartley and Bartlett tests.

Parasitoids of Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae

For a detailed review of arisanuus biology of this species, see Rousse et al. Figitidae in larvae of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata Diptera: Honey bee foraging preferences, effects of sugars, and fruit fly toxic bait components. Introduction and establishment of natural enemies. Use a clean 2. Disclosures We have no conflicts of interest to report.

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At the end of the experiment, the puparia that remained intact were dissected to check for the presence of flies or parasitoids that did not emerge to determine the true parasitism rate. Start with a coarse sieve approximately 3 mm then use a hand sieve to remove any remaining clumps of vermiculite.

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Braconidaean egg—larval parasitoid of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata Diptera: Braconidae showed the capacity to parasitize eggs and larvae of A. To view a copy of this license, visit http: Journal List J Insect Sci v. Efficacy in combination with SIT: Fopius arisanus frons, ocelli,