This page contains pictures and information about Longtailed Fruit fly Parasitoid
we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 4mm
- We have a plum plant in our backyard. Some fruits were infected by a kind
of small fruit
flies Tephritidae. There were the wound on the fruits, if we open it we will
see the small fruit fly larvae. Sometimes we saw the small wasp, as the about
pictures, examining the infected fruits. After checking the wound on the fruit,
the wasp will insert her ovipositor into the wound. We believed she laid eggs
which the larvae will hatch and parasite on the fruit fly larvae.
- Reference and Link:
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 948.
- 2. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata
- Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
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