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Melanostoma fasciatum

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Melanostoma fasciatum

Summary

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  • 13 July 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Melanostoma fasciatum
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Melanostoma fasciatum (Macquart)

Other Scientific Names

  • Melanostoma apertum Hutton
  • Plesia fasciata Macquart

Local Common Names

  • New Zealand: banded melanostoma

EPPO code

  • MLASFA (Melanostoma fasciatum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Syrphidae
  •                             Genus: Melanostoma
  •                                 Species: Melanostoma fasciatum

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

Oceania

New ZealandWidespreadMiller, 1918; Wratten et al., 1995

References

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Ashby JW, 1974. A study of arthropod predation of Pieris rapae L. using serological and exclusion techniques. Journal of Applied Ecology, 11(2):419-425

Ashby JW; Pottinger RP, 1974. Natural regulation of Pieris rapae Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 17(2):229-239

Bejakovich D; Pearson WD; O'Donnell MR, 1998. Nationwide survey of pests and diseases of cereal and grass seed crops in New Zealand. 1. Arthropods and molluscs. Proceedings of the Fifty First New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Quality Hotel, Hamilton, New Zealand, 11-13 August, 1998, 38-50.

Cameron PJ; Allan DJ; Walker GP; Wightman JA, 1983. Management experiments on aphids (Acyrthosiphon spp.) and beneficial insects in lucerne. New Zealand Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 11(4):343-349

Dumbleton LJ, 1932. Report on Spruce-Aphis investigation for the year ending December 1930. New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology, 13(4):207-220.

Gourlay ES, 1930. Preliminary host list of the entomophagous insects in New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin 22.

Hartley MJ, 1982. Parasites and predators of lucerne aphids at Flock House, Bulls. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference. Waikato Motor Hotel, August 9th to 12th, 1982. Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society Inc., 123-126.

Henderson NC, 1980. Studies on the predators, a parasite, and an entomophthorous fungus affecting Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the Manawatu, New Zealand. In: Crosby TK, Pottinger RP, ed. Proceedings of the 2nd Australasian conference on grassland invertebrate ecology. Palmerston North, New Zealand 22-26 May 1978. Government Printer. Wellington New Zealand, 278-282

Hickman JM; Lövei GL; Wratten SD, 1995. Pollen feeding by adults of the hoverfly Melanostoma fasciatum (Diptera: Syrphidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 22(4):387-392; 27 refs.

Hodgson DJ; Lovei GL, 1993. Novel crops in cereal fields: habitat refuges for arthropod natural enemies. Proceedings of the Forty Sixth New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 10-12 August 1993 Rotorua, New Zealand; New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 329-333

Holloway BA, 1976. Pollen-feeding in hover-flies (Diptera: Syrphidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 3(4):339-350

Lovei GL; MacLeod A; Hickman JM, 1998. Dispersal and effects of barriers on the movement of the New Zealand hover fly Melanostoma fasciatum (Dipt., Syrphidae) on cultivated land. Journal of Applied Entomology, 122(2-3):115-120.

Lovei GL; McDougall D; Bramley G; Hodgson DJ; Wratten SD, 1992. Floral resources for natural enemies: the effect of Phacelia tanacetifolia (Hydrophyllaceae) on within-field distribution of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Forty Fifth New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 11-13 August 1992 [edited by Popay, A. J.] Rotorua, New Zealand; New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 60-61

Macfarlane RP; Andrew IG; Sinclair BJ; Harrison RA; Dugdale JS; Boothroyd IKG; Toft R; Marshall SA; Johns PM; Forysth DJ; Matile L; Holder P; Oliver HA, 2000. Checklist of New Zealand Diptera. World Wide Web page at http://ento.org.nz/Diptera.htm.

Miller D, 1918. The economic bearing of hover-flies. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture, 17(3):129-135.

Miller D, 1921. Material for a monograph on the Diptera Fauna of New Zealand: Part II, Family Syrphidae. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. Wellington, New Zealand: Marcus F. Marks Pubs., 289-333.

Myers JG, 1921. Insect pests of lucerne and clover. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture, 23(3):156-162.

Robertson PL, 1939. Diamond-back moth investigation in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology, (A), 20(5-6):330-364.

Rohitha BH; Pottinger RP; Firth AC, 1985. Population monitoring studies of lucerne aphids and their predators in the Waikato. Proceedings, New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference, No. 38:31-34

Schneider F, 1948. Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Generations-verhaltnisse und Diapause rauberischer Schwebfleigen. Mitteilungen der schweitzerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 21:249-285.

Schneider F, 1969. Bionomics and physiology of aphidophagous Syrphidae. Annual Review of Entomology, 14:103-124.

Scott RR, 1984. New Zealand pest and beneficial insects. New Zealand pest and beneficial insects., 373pp.; [many fig., 19x26 cm].

Stubbs AE; Falk SJ, 2002. British Hoverflies: an illustrated identification guide. British hoverflies: an illustrated identification guide, x + 469 pp.; many ref.

Thomas WP, 1977. Biological control of the blue-green lucerne aphid. The Canterbury situation. In: Hartley MJ, ed. Proceedings of the Thirtieth New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference. Burma Motor Lodge, Johnsonville, August 8 to 10, 1977. New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society Inc. Hamilton New Zealand, 182-187

White AJ; Wratten SD; Berry NA; Weigmann U, 1994. Border planting to enhance biological control of brassica pests by hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae). Proceedings of the Forty Seventh New Zealand Plant Protection Conference, Waitangi Hotel, New Zealand, 9-11 August, 1994 [edited by Popay, A. J.] Rotorua, New Zealand; New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 128-134

Wratten SD; Bowie MH; Hickman JM; Evans AM; Sedcole JR; Tylianakis JM, 2003. Field boundaries as barriers to movement of hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in cultivated land. Oecologia, 134(4):605-611; many ref.

Wratten SD; White AJ; Bowie MH; Berry NA; Weigmann U, 1995. Phenology and ecology of hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in New Zealand. Environmental Entomology, 24(3):595-600; 27 ref.

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