Invasive Species Compendium

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Tetrastichus giffardianus



Tetrastichus giffardianus


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tetrastichus giffardianus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tetrastichus giffardianus Silvestri

EPPO code

  • TETSGF (Tetrastichus giffardianus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Eulophidae
  •                             Genus: Tetrastichus
  •                                 Species: Tetrastichus giffardianus

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


EgyptPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
KenyaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
MauritiusPresentGreathead (Undated)
RéunionPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
South AfricaPresentCABI (Undated)


SpainPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain

North America

Puerto RicoPresentCABI (Undated)
United StatesPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI (Undated)
-HawaiiPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established


AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated)
Cook IslandsPresentCABI (Undated)
FijiPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
GuamPresentCABI (Undated)
New CaledoniaPresentCABI (Undated)
SamoaPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

BrazilPresentIntroduced1947Greathead (Undated)Established
PeruPresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. 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.

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