Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Telenomus remus



Telenomus remus


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

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Telenomus remus on eggs of Spodoptera littoralis.
TitleAdults on S. littoralis eggs
CaptionTelenomus remus on eggs of Spodoptera littoralis.
Copyright©CABI BioScience
Telenomus remus on eggs of Spodoptera littoralis.
Adults on S. littoralis eggsTelenomus remus on eggs of Spodoptera littoralis.©CABI BioScience


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Telenomus remus Nixon

EPPO code

  • TELNRE (Telenomus remus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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


IndiaIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
-Andhra PradeshPresentCAB Abstracts
-GujaratPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-KarnatakaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
IsraelPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
MalaysiaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-SarawakPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
PakistanIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
PhilippinesPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
South East AsiaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992


Cape VerdeIntroduced, establishment uncertain

North America

USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-FloridaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

Central America and Caribbean

Antigua and BarbudaIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
BarbadosIntroduced, establishment uncertain
DominicaIntroduced, establishment uncertain
MontserratIntroduced, establishment uncertain
Saint Kitts and NevisPresent
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
Trinidad and TobagoIntroduced, establishment uncertainGreathead and Greathead, 1992

South America

ColombiaIntroduced, establishment uncertain
GuyanaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
SurinamePresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
VenezuelaIntroduced, establishment uncertainCAB Abstracts


-Western AustraliaPresent
GuamIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
New ZealandPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
Papua New GuineaPresentCAB Abstracts
SamoaIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
Solomon IslandsPresentCAB Abstracts

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