Halticoptera arduine (Walker 1843)

Biocontrol Agents Associated with Potato and Vegetable Pests


Dicyclus arduine (Walker 1843)
Halticoptera arduine (Walker 1843)

Taxonomic position:

Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae: Miscogastrinae


N. Mujica, C. Prudencio, P. Carhuapoma, & J. Kroschel


Halticoptera arduine is found parasitizing leafminer species (Diptera: Agromyzidae) of economic importance such as Amauromyza maculosa (Malloch) in Lacttuca sp. and Chrysantemum sp., Cerodontha dorsalis (Loew) in cereals; Japanagromyza Sasakawa in Phaseolus sp., Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard), Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, and L. trifolii (Burgess) in vegetables; Liriomyza graminivora Hering in maize (Zea mays L.); and Liriomyza quadrata Malloch in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.). Also, H. arduine has been recovered from leafminer flies of minor importance infesting wild plants such as Amauromyza Hendel sp., Calycomyza malvae (Burgess), Calycomyza Hendel, Chromatomyia platensis (Brethes), Liriomyza commelinae Frost, Liriomyza sabaziae Spencer, and Melanagromyza Hendel.