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Aphytis diaspidis



Aphytis diaspidis


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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aphytis diaspidis
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aphytis diaspidis Howard

Other Scientific Names

  • Aphelinus diaspidis Howard
  • Aphelinus fuscipennis
  • Aphytis fuscipennis (Howard)

EPPO code

  • APHEFU (Aphelinus fuscipennis)
  • APYTDI (Aphytis diaspidis)
  • APYTFU (Aphytis fuscipennis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Aphelinidae
  •                             Genus: Aphytis
  •                                 Species: Aphytis diaspidis

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 VerdePresentCABI (Undated a)
EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ChinaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
IsraelPresentCABI (Undated a)
JapanPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
PakistanPresentCABI (Undated a)
South KoreaPresentCABI (Undated a)
Sri LankaPresentCABI (Undated a)
TurkeyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


SpainPresentCABI (Undated a)

North America

BarbadosPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
BermudaPresentIntroducedSchotman (1989)Establishment uncertain
JamaicaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated);
-GeorgiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-IowaPresentGreathead (Undated)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


New ZealandPresentCABI (Undated a)

South America

ChilePresentCABI (Undated a)
PeruPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated a)Establishment uncertain

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Aonidiella aurantiiAdults/Nymphs
Aonidomytilus albusEggs/Larvae/Nymphs
Chionaspis pinifoliaeAdults/Nymphs
Diaspidiotus perniciosus
Fiorinia theaeAdults/Nymphs
Hemiberlesia lataniaeAdults/Nymphs
Lepidosaphes camelliaeAdults/Nymphs
Parlatoria oleaeAbou-Elhagag, 2004
Pinnaspis strachaniNymphs
Pseudaulacaspis pentagonaAdults/Nymphs

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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