Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide







  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Telenomus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Telenomus sp. adult.
CaptionTelenomus sp. adult.
Copyright©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience
Telenomus sp. adult.
AdultTelenomus sp. adult.©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience
SEM of Telenomus adult.
CaptionSEM of Telenomus adult.
Copyright©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience
SEM of Telenomus adult.
AdultSEM of Telenomus adult.©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience
Telenomus creusa.
TitleLine art
CaptionTelenomus creusa.
Copyright©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience
Telenomus creusa.
Line artTelenomus creusa.©Andrew Polaszek/CABI BioScience


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Telenomus Haliday

Other Scientific Names

  • Aholcus Kieffer
  • Allophanurus Kieffer
  • Dissolcus Ashmead
  • Hemisius Westwood
  • Homophanurus Kieffer
  • Issidotelenomus Pelov
  • Liophanurus Kieffer
  • Micromymar Risbec
  • Neonecremnus Risbec
  • Neotelenomus Dodd
  • Paridris Brethes
  • Phanurus Thomson
  • Platytelenomus Dodd
  • Prophanurus Kieffer
  • Pseudophanurus Szabo
  • Pseudotelenomoides Szabo
  • Pseudotelenomus Costa Lima
  • Verrucosicephalia Szabo

EPPO code

  • TELNSP (Telenomus sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Scelionidae
  •                             Genus: Telenomus

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


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Alexandri MP; Tsitsipis JA, 1990. Influence of the egg parasitoid Platytelenomus busseolp (Hym: Scelionidae) on the population of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lep: Noctuidae) in central Greece. Entomophaga, 35(1):61-70

Arakaki N; Noda H; Yamagishi K, 2000. Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis in the egg parasitoid Telenomus nawai. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 96(2):177-184; 22 ref.

Arakaki N; Tanaka S, 1998. Diapause responses of two geographic strains of a phoretic egg parasitoid Telenomus euproctidis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on two allopatric tussock moth species. Entomological Science, 1(2):145-153; 25 ref.

Arakaki N; Wakamura S, 2000. Bridge in time and space for an egg parasitoid - kairomonal use of trace amount of sex pheromone adsorbed on egg mass scale hair of the tussock moth, Euproctis taiwana (Shiraki) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), by egg parasitoid, Telenomus euproctidis Wilcox (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), for host location. Entomological Science, 3(1):25-31; 11 ref.

Bin F; Johnson NF, 1982. Potential of Telenominp in biocontrol with egg parasitoids (Hym., Scelionidae). Les trichogrammes. Ier Symposium International, Antibes, 20-23 avril 1982 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Paris France, 275-287

Bin F; Johnson NF, 1982. Some new species of Telenomus (Hym., Scelionidae) egg-parasitoids of tropical pyralid pests (Lep., Pyralidae). Redia, 65:229-252

Bruni R; Sant'Ana J; Aldrich JR; Bin F, 2000. Influence of host pheromone on egg parasitism by scelionid wasps: comparison of phoretic and nonphoretic parasitoids. Journal of Insect Behavior, 13(2):165-173; 42 ref.

Bustillo p; Drooz AT, 1977. Cooperative establishment of a Virginia (USA) strain of Telenomus alsophilp on Oxydia trychiata in Colombia. Journal of Economic Entomology, 70(6):767-770

Conlong DE; Graham DY; Hastings H; Leslie G, 1984. Rearing parasitoids and their hosts for the biological control of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Proceedings of the Fifty-Eighth Annual Congress held at Durban and Mount Edgecombe 25 to 28 June 1984 Mount Edgecombe, South Africa; South African Sugar Technologists' Association, 159-164

Conti E; Bin F, 1999. Egg parasitoids associated with Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) and other Fulgoroidea (Homoptera): evaluation as potential agents for biological control. Redia. 1999, publ. 2000, 82:171-179.

Foerster LA; Avanci MRF, 1999. Egg parasitoids of Anticarsia gemmatalis Hnbner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in soybeans. Anais da Sociedade Entomolo^acute~gica do Brasil, 28(3):545-548; 13 ref.

Gao QiKang; Hu Cui, 2000. Influence of temperatures on the activity of host recognition kairomone of Telenomus theophilae. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 43(4):373-379; 12 ref.

Geriev KT, 1998. The sunn pest is dangerous as before. Zashchita i Karantin Rastenii^breve~, No. 2:12.

Godoy KB; Avila CJ, 2000. Parasitismo natural em ovos de dois percevejos da soja, na regiao de Dourados, MS. Revista de Agricultura Piracicaba, 75:271-279.

Gordeev A, 1998. The situation is under control. Zashchita i Karantin Rastenii^breve~, No. 2:11.

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.

Hikim IS, 1988. Seasonal parasitism by egg parasites of the yellow rice borer, Scirpophaga incertulas (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Entomophaga, 33(1):115-124

Jermy T, 1962. Preliminary observations on the natural enemies of Perillus bioculatus F. in Hungary (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 15(2):17-23.

Johnson NF, 1984. Systematics of Nearctic Telenomus: classification and revisions of the podisi and phymatp species groups (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey, New Series, 6(3):x + 113 pp.

Johnson NF, 1992. Catalog of world Proctotrupoidea excluding Platygastridae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 51:1-825.

Kononova SV, 1995. Scelionidae. Chapter 25, pp 57-121 in: Keys to the insects of the Russian Far East in six volumes IV: Neuropteroidea, Mecoptera, Hymenoptera. Part 2 Hymenoptera. 1-596.

Kozlov MA; Kononova SV, 1983. Telenominp of the fauna of the USSR (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae, Telenominp). Telenominy fauny SSSR (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae, Telenominp). "Nauka", Leningradskoe Otdelenie Leningrad USSR, 336 pp.

Laudonia S; Viggiani G; Rotundo G, 1991. Data on the morphology and biology of Telenomus busseolae Gahan (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), an egg parasitoid of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefevre) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) introduced into Italy. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria 'Filippo Silvestri', No. 48:125-136

Michpl PJ; Woods W; Lawrence PJ; Fisher W, 1984. Introduced parasites for the control of Australian noctuid pests. Proceedings of the Fourth Australian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Adelaide 24-28 September 1984. Pest control: recent advances and future prospects [edited by Bailey, P.; Swincer, D.] Adelaide, Australia; South Australian Government Printer, 294-303

Moyal P, 1998. Infestation patterns and parasitism of the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the Ivory Coast. African Entomology, 6(2):289-296; 31 ref.

Nixon GEJ, 1935. A revision of the African Telenominae. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 83(1):73-103.

Nixon GEJ, 1936. New parasitic Hymenoptera from Africa (Proctotrupoidea, Subfam. Telenominae) Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 17:558-564.

Nixon GEJ, 1937. Some Asiatic Telenominae (Hym., Proctotrupoidea). Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 20:444-475.

Orr DB, 1988. Scelionid wasps as biological control agents: a review. Florida Entomologist, 71(4):506-528

Pacheco DJP; Correa-Ferreira BS; Oliveira MCN de, 1999. Flutuacao populacional dos percevejos-pragas da soja e seus parasitoides de ovos em relacao a fenologia da soja. Arquivos do Instituto Biologico Sao Paulo, 66:1-8.

Parry-Jones E, 1937. The egg parasites of the cotton boll worm, Heliothis armigera, Hubn. (obsoleta, Fabr.) in Southern Rhodesia. The British South Africa Co. Publication No.6a.

Polaszek A; Fitton MG; Bianchi G; Huddleston T, 1994. The parasitoids of the African white rice borer, Maliarpha separatella Ragonot (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 84(1):65-90; many ref.

Polaszek A; Foerster LA, 1997. Telenomus cyamophylax, n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) attacking eggs of the velvetbean caterpillar Anticarsia gemmatalis Hnbner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Anais da Sociedade Entomolo^acute~gica do Brasil, 26(1):177-181; 19 ref.

Polaszek A; Kimani SW, 1990. Telenomus species (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) attacking eggs of pyralid pests (Lepidoptera) in Africa: a review and guide to identification. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 80(1):57-71

Polaszek A; Ubeku JA; Bosque-Perez NA, 1993. Taxonomy of the Telenomus busseolae species-complex (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) egg parasitoids of cereal stem borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 83(2):221-226

Safavi M, 1968. +tude biologique et Tcologique des hymTnoptFres parasites des oeufs des punaises des cTrTales. Entomophaga, 13(5):381-495.

Schulthess F; Bosque-PTrez NA; Chabi-Olaye A; Gounou S; Ndemah R; Goergen G, 1997. Exchange of natural enemies of lepidopteran cereal stemborers between African regions. Insect Science and its Application, 17(1):97-108; 54 ref.

Setamou M; Schulthess F, 1995. The influence of egg parasitoids belonging to the Telenomus busseolae (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) species complex on Sesamia calamistis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in maize fields in Southern Benin. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 5(1):69-81

Tsitsipis JA; Alexandri M, 1989. The corn stalk borer, Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): population fluctuation and plant infestation relationships. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 24(1-2):213-217

Udovitsa MI, 1998. The situation may change. Zashchita i Karantin Rastenii^breve~, No. 3:15.

Van den Berg H; Waage JK; Cock MJW, 1988. Natural enemies of Helicoverpa armigera in Africa a review. Ascot, Berks., UK; CAB International Institute of Biological Control, 81 pp.

Venzon M; Ferreira JAM; Ripposati JG, 1999. Parasitism of stink bug eggs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) of soybean fields in the TriGngulo Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Revista de Biologi^acute~a Tropical, 47(4):1007-1013; 23 ref.

Waddill VH; Whitcomb WH, 1982. Release of Telenomus remus (Hym. Scelionidae) against Spodoptera frugiperda (Lep.: Noctuidae) in Florida, U.S.A. Entomophaga, 27(2):159-162

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