Tavares, M.T., Santos, M.E.V., Dal Molin, A., Peronti, A.L.B.G., & Sousa-Silva, C.R. 2019 Neotropical Species of Metaphycus (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) Parasitoids of Ceroplastes (Hemiptera, Coccidae): New Species, Interaction Records, and a Checklist. Neotropical Entomology doi.org/10.1007/s13744-019-00676-7


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  • Notes: Parasitoids of Ceroplastes Gray were surveyed in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Among the parasitoids reared, seven species of Metaphycus Mercet (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) were obtained. A checklist of Metaphycus species associated with Ceroplastes, their distribution and host ranges are summarized and discussed.

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