Raspi, A., Abdimaleki, R., Fallahzadeh, M., & Saghaei, N. 2015 The Oriental drosophilid Cacoxenus (Gitonides) campsiphallus, a predator of invasive mealybugs: First record for Palearctic region and female's description. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 18: 525–528


  • distribution
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: Cacoxenus (Gitonides) campsiphallus Chassagnard and Tsacas, 2003 is a poorly studied Oriental drosophilid, with larvae preying on mealybugs. In this research,we found twenty individuals of C. (G.) campsiphallus preying the invasive mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus in southern Iran.