Invasive Species Compendium

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Encarsia formosa
(whitefly parasite, glass- or greenhouse)

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Encarsia formosa (whitefly parasite, glass- or greenhouse)

Summary

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  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Encarsia formosa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • whitefly parasite, glass- or greenhouse
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Encarsia formosa Gahan

Preferred Common Name

  • whitefly parasite, glass- or greenhouse

Other Scientific Names

  • Trichaporus formosus

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Nuetzling gegen Weisse Fliege; Schlupfwespe gegen Weisse Fliege

EPPO code

  • ENCAFO (Encarsia formosa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Aphelinidae
  •                             Genus: Encarsia
  •                                 Species: Encarsia formosa

Distribution Table

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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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

ChinaPresentCAB Abstracts
Georgia (Republic of)Present
IsraelPresent
JapanPresentCAB Abstracts
-HonshuPresentCAB Abstracts
-KyushuPresent
PakistanPresentCAB Abstracts
TurkeyPresentCAB Abstracts
UzbekistanPresentCAB Abstracts

Africa

EgyptPresentNAPPO 1994
RéunionPresent

North America

CanadaPresentCAB Abstracts
-AlbertaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
USAPresentCAB Abstracts
-CaliforniaPresentCAB Abstracts
-HawaiiIntroduced, establishment uncertainCAB Abstracts
-MarylandPresent
-New YorkPresent
-OhioPresentCAB Abstracts

Europe

AustriaPresentCAB Abstracts
BelgiumPresent
BulgariaPresent
Czechoslovakia (former)Present
DenmarkPresentCAB Abstracts
FinlandPresent
Former USSRPresentCAB Abstracts
FrancePresentCAB Abstracts
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
-CretePresent
HungaryPresentCAB Abstracts
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresentCAB Abstracts
-SicilyPresentCAB Abstracts
Mediterranean countriesPresent
MoldovaPresent
NetherlandsPresentCAB Abstracts
NorwayPresentCAB Abstracts
PolandPresentCAB Abstracts
RomaniaPresentCAB Abstracts
SpainPresentCAB Abstracts
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UKPresent
-Channel IslandsPresentCAB Abstracts

Oceania

AustraliaIntroduced, establishment uncertain
New ZealandPresentCAB Abstracts

References

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Copping LG, 1998. The biopesticide manual: world compendium. The biopesticide manual: world compendium., xxxvii + 333 pp.

Driesche RG van, Bellows TS (eds. ), 1996. Biological Control. Chapman & Hall, London. ISBN 0-412-02861-1.

Greathead DJ; Greathead AH, 1992. Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database. Biocontrol News and Information, 13(4):61N-68N.

Malais M, Ravensberg WJ (eds. ), 1992. Knowing and Recognising: the Biology of Glasshouse Pests and their Natural Enemies. Koppert Biological Systems, Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands.

Polaszek A; Evans GA; Bennett FD, 1992. Encarsia parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae, Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): a preliminary guide to identification. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 82(3):375-392.

Stary P, 1988. Aphelinidae. In Aphids: their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. (A K Minks and P Harrewijn eds.), Vol. B, 185-8, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

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