Chrysocharis flacilla (Walker 1842)

Biocontrol Agents Associated with Potato and Vegetable Pests

Synonyms:

hrysocharis (Chrysocharis) flacilla (Walker 1842)
Chrysocharis flacilla (Walker 1842)
Chrysocharis (Chrysocharis) phytomyzae (Brèthes 1923)
Chrysocharis phytomyzae (Brèthes 1923)
Entedon flacilla (Walker 1842)
Euparacrias phytomyzae (Brèthes 1923)
Paracrias phytomyzae (Brèthes 1923)

Taxonomic position:

Hymenoptera, Eulophidae (Entedoninae)

Authors:

N. Mujica, L. Ramirez, P. Carhuapoma, & J. Kroschel

Host:

Chrysocharis flacilla is found parasitizing leafminer species (Diptera: Agromyzidae) of economic importance in neotropical regions such as Amauromyza maculosa (Malloch) in Lacttuca sp. and Chrysantemum sp., Cerodontha dorsalis (Loew) in cereals; Japanagromyza Sasakawa sp. in Phaseolus sp. and Brassica sp., Liriomyza brassicae (Riley) in Brassicaceae family; L. huidobrensis (Blanchard), L. sativae Blanchard, and L. trifolii (Burgess) in vegetables; L. graminivora Hering in maize (Zea mays L.); and L. quadrata Malloch in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.). C. flacilla has also been recovered from leafminers of minor importance such as Calycomyza achalensis Valladares, C. brewereae Valladares, C. cruciata Valladares, C. humeralis (Roser), C. longicauda Blanchard, C. malvae (Burgess), C. mikaniae Spencer, C. platyptera (Thomson), C. verbenivora Spencer, Chromatomyia platensis (Brethes), Haplopeodes gomphrenae Valladares, H. cordobensis Valladares, H. lycivora Valladares, Haplopeodes Steyskal spp., Liriomyza cesalpiniae Valladares, L. commelinae Frost, L. microglossae Spencer, L. near to ortizi, L. sabaziae Spencer, L. schmidti (Aldrich), L. spencerella Valladares, L. thalictrivora Spencer, Melanagromyza virens (Loew), Ophiomya camarae Spencer, Phytomyza crassiseta Zetterstedt, P. pampeana Blanchard, and P. williamson Blanchard.

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