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Biosteres longicaudatus
(fruit fly parasite, longtailed)



Biosteres longicaudatus (fruit fly parasite, longtailed)


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  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Biosteres longicaudatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • fruit fly parasite, longtailed
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Biosteres longicaudatus Ashmead

Preferred Common Name

  • fruit fly parasite, longtailed

Other Scientific Names

  • Diachasmimorpha longicaudata
  • Opius longicaudata
  • Opius longicaudatus (Ashm.)

EPPO code

  • OPIULO (Biosteres longicaudatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


Cabo VerdePresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
MadagascarPresentCABI (Undated a)
RéunionPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
ZambiaPresentCABI (Undated a)


IndiaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
-Tamil NaduPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
IsraelPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
MalaysiaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
PakistanPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
PhilippinesPresentCABI (Undated a)
TaiwanPresentNativeGreathead (Undated)
ThailandPresentNativeGreathead (Undated)


GreecePresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)

North America

BelizePresentCABI (Undated a)
Costa RicaPresentIntroducedSchotman (1989)Establishment uncertain
DominicaPresentCABI (Undated a)
GuatemalaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
MexicoPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
NicaraguaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
Saint Kitts and NevisPresentCABI (Undated a)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentIntroducedGreathead and Greathead (1992); CABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
-CaliforniaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-FloridaPresentIntroducedCABI Data Mining (Undated)Establishment uncertain
-HawaiiPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain


AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-Lord Howe IslandPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
FijiPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
GuamPresentCABI (Undated a)
New CaledoniaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
Northern Mariana IslandsPresentCABI (Undated a)

South America

ArgentinaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
BoliviaPresentCABI (Undated a)
EcuadorPresentCABI (Undated a)
PeruPresentCABI (Undated a)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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

Greathead DJ, Undated. BIOCAT Database (unpublished)., Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Schotman C Y L, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. In: RLAC-PROVEG, 80 pp.

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