Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Filth Fly Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in North America

  • Kevin D. Floate
  • Gary A. P. Gibson
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3806
Chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the family Pteromalidae comprise the principle parasitoids of pest flies (Diptera) associated with livestock. At least 15 native species of filth fly parasitoids have been identified and a few foreign species have been introduced into North America for classical biological control. Species reported to occur, or which may occur, in North America are listed in Table 2.
Filth Fly Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in North America, Table 2

Pteromalid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of filth flies (Diptera: Muscidae)a in North America, or which may occur in North America



Dibrachys cavus (Walker)b


Muscidifurax raptor Girault & Sandersb


Muscidifurax raptorellus Kogan & Legner


Muscidifurax raptoroides Kogan & Legner


Muscidifurax uniraptor Kogan & Legner


Muscidifurax zaraptor Kogan & Legnerb


Nasonia vitripennis (Walker)b


Pachycrepoideus vindemiae (Rondani)b


Psycophagus omnivorus (Walker)b[based on a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin D. Floate
    • 1
  • Gary A. P. Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research CentreLethbridgeCanada
  2. 2.Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Eastern Cereals and Oilseeds Research CentreOttawaCanada