Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

A new species of Lixophaga townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Colombia, a parasitoid of Neoleucinodes elegantalis (guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).

Abstract

A new species of Lixophaga Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Colombia, Lixophaga puscolulo Carrejo & Woodley, sp. nov., is described and illustrated. It is a parasitoid of the tomato fruit borer, Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), an insect pest of Solanum quitoense Lam., in Colombia. Aspects of its biology are briefly discussed.