Invasive Species Compendium

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Chelonus insularis



Chelonus insularis


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  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chelonus insularis
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chelonus insularis (Cresson)

Other Scientific Names

  • Chelonus texanus Cresson

EPPO code

  • CHENIS (Chelonus insularis)
  • CHENTE (Chelonus texanus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Braconidae
  •                             Genus: Chelonus
  •                                 Species: Chelonus insularis

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Helicoverpa armigeraLarvae
Helicoverpa zeaLarvae
Heliothis virescensLarvae
Mythimna unipunctaLarvae
Spodoptera eridaniaEggs/LarvaeTingle et al. (1978); Huiza and Loayza (1993)
Spodoptera exemptaEggs/Larvae
Spodoptera exiguaLarvae
Spodoptera frugiperdaEggs/Larvae
Spodoptera littoralisLarvae
Spodoptera mauritiaLarvae
Spodoptera mauritia acronyctoidesEggs/Larvae
Spodoptera ornithogalliLarvae
Trichoplusia niLarvae

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