Invasive Species Compendium

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Encarsia porteri



Encarsia porteri


  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Encarsia porteri
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Encarsia porteri (Mercet)

Other Scientific Names

  • Prospaltella porteri

Taxonomic Tree

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

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

South America

ArgentinaPresentPolaszek pers. comm
BrazilPresentPolaszek pers. comm
ChilePresentPolaszek pers. comm
EcuadorPresentPolaszek pers. comm
PeruPresentPolaszek pers. comm


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Polaszek A; Stouthamer R; Hunter MS; Rose M; Ovruski SM; Frias E; Rojas SP, 1995. Heterotrophic parasitoids revisited: Preliminary observations on Encarsia porteri (Mercet) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae). Les Colloques de l'INRA, 73:31-32.

Williams T; Polaszek A, 1996. A re-examination of host relations in the Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 57:35-45.

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