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Brachymeria lasus



Brachymeria lasus


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

  • Brachymeria lasus (Walker)

Other Scientific Names

  • Brachymeria obscurata (Walker)
  • Brachymeria regina
  • Chalcis obscurata

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Chalcididae
  •                             Genus: Brachymeria
  •                                 Species: Brachymeria lasus

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


-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresent
South KoreaPresent

North America

United StatesPresentIntroducedEstablished
-WisconsinPresentOriginal citation: Simser and Coppel (1980)


Papua New GuineaPresent

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Adoxophyes privatana
Anadevidia peponis
Anomis flava
Antheraea paphia
Aproaerema modicella
Archips xylosteanus
Argyrogramma signata
Artona catoxanthaPupae
Ategumia ebulealis
Autographa nigrisignaPupae
Blepharipa zebina
Bombyx mandarina
Casinaria nigripes
Cephrenes chrysozona
Chrysodeixis acuta
Cnaphalocrocis medinalisPupae
Conogethes punctiferalisPupae
Cryptophlebia illepidaPupae
Cydalima perspectalisPupaeWan et al. (2014)
Danaus plexippus
Dendrolimus punctatusPupae
Dendrolimus spectabilis
Diaphania indica
Diaphania pyloalis
Earias vittella
Epiphyas postvittana
Erionota thraxPupae
Euploea corePupae
Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Euproctis pseudoconspersaPupae
Eurema hecabe
Galleria mellonella
Glyphodes caesalis
Haritalodes derogata
Helcystogramma triannulellaPupae
Helicoverpa armigera
Homona coffearia
Homona magnanimaPupae
Hyblaea pueraPupae
Hypolimnas bolina
Levuana iridescens
Lymantria dispar
Lymantria marginata
Lymantria mathuraLarvae
Lymantria obfuscataPupae
Malacosoma neustria
Maruca vitrataLarvae
Mocis undata
Mythimna separata
Nacoleia octasema
Naranga diffusaLarvae/Pupae
Nausinoe geometralis
Omiodes accepta
Omiodes indicataPupae
Opisina arenosella
Orgyia posticaLarvae
Orthaga euadrusalisLarvae
Ostrinia furnacalisLarvae/Pupae
Ostrinia nubilalis
Pandemis cerasana
Papilio polytesPupae
Parnara guttatusLarvae/Pupae
Pectinophora gossypiella
Pelopidas mathiasLarvae
Penicillaria jocosatrixPupae
Pieris rapae
Psalis pennatula
Sphrageidus similis
Spodoptera littoralis
Spodoptera litura
Thosea sinensisPupae
Yponomeuta evonymella


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Feng JH; Yan GZ; Yao DF; Li GW; Zhao ZL, 1999. Studies on insect natural enemy diversity of gypsy month and their role in natural control of the pest (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) in the Beijing area. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 35:50-56.

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.

Hung ACF, 1986. Chromosomes of three Brachymeria species (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Experientia, 42(5):579-580

Husain T; Agarwal MM, 1982. Indian species of Brachymeria Westwood (Hymenoptera; Chalcididae). Oriental Insects, 16(4):491-509

Husni; Kainoh Y; Honda H, 2001. Effects of host pupal age on host preference and host suitability in Brachymeria lasus (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 36(1):97-102; 29 ref.

Joseph KJ; Narendran TC; Joy PJ, 1973. Oriental Brachymeria: a monograph on the Oriental species of Brachymeria (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Zoological Monograph, 1. Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, 215 pp.

Joy PJ; Narendran TC; Joseph KJ, 1978. Biology of Brachymeria nephantidis Gahan and Brachymeria lasus (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Agricultural Research Journal of Kerala, 16(1):39-42

Lee JH; Lee HP, 1996. Parasites and phenology of Lymantria mathura Moore (Lymantriidae: Lepidoptera) in Kyonggi Province, Korea. Korean Journal of Entomology, 26(4):393-401; 26 ref.

Mao H; Kunimi Y, 1994. Longevity and fecundity of Brachymeria lasus (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), a pupal parasitoid of the Oriental tea tortrix, Homona magnanima Diakonoff (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) under laboratory conditions. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 29(2):237-243

Nafus DM, 1993. Biological control agents and native parasitoids in the population system of the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Biological Control of Exotic Pests in the Pacific. Proceedings of a Plenary Session and Symposium, XIX International Congress of Entomology, Beijing, June 1992. Micronesica, No. 4 suppl:17-23

Nafus DM, 1993. Movement of introduced biological control agents onto nontarget butterflies, Hypolimnas spp. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Environmental Entomology, 22(2):265-272

Noyes JS, 2002. Interactive Catalogue of World Chalcidoidea (2001 - second edition). CDrom. Taxapad and The Natural History Museum.

Raghwani BR; Kapadia MN; Butani PG, 1997. Effectiveness of the pupal parasitoids, Brachymeria nephantidis Gahan and Brachymeria lasus Walker against Opisina arenosella Walker. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 14(1):116-117; 4 ref.

Simser DH; Coppel HC, 1980. Developmental aspects and parasitization rates of Brachymeria lasus (Walker) and B. intermedia (Nees) in the laboratory. Forestry Research Notes, Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin, No. 233:6 pp.

Simser DH; Coppel HC, 1980. Field releases and preliminary establishment data for Brachymeria lasus in Wisconsin. Forestry Research Notes, Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin, No. 234:6 pp.

Stowell SD; Coppel HC, 1990. Mass rearing the gypsy moth pupal parasitoids Brachymeria lasus and Brachymeria intermedia (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) for small-scale laboratory studies. Great Lakes Entomologist, 23(1):5-8

Thangavelu K; Singh RN, 1993. Integrated management of uzi fly Blepharipa zebina in tasar ecosystem. In: ChannaBasavanna GP, Veeranna G, Dandin SB, eds. Recent advances in uzi fly research: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Uzi Fly and Its Control, 16-17 January, 1992. Bangalore, India: Karnataka State Sericulture Development Institute, 239-246.

Thompson SN, 1981. Brachymeria lasus: culture in vitro of a chalcid insect parasite. Experimental Parasitology, 52(3):414-418

Thompson SN, 1983. Larval growth of the insect parasite Brachymeria lasus reared in vitro. Journal of Parasitology, 69(2):425-427

Walker F, 1841. Description of Chalcidites. Entomologist, 1:217-220.

Weseloh RM; Anderson JF, 1982. Releases of Brachymeria lasus and Coccygomimus disparis, two exotic gypsy moth parasitoids, in Connecticut: habitat preference and overwintering potential. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 75(1):46-50

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.

Noyes JS, 2002. Interactive Catalogue of World Chalcidoidea (2001 - second edition). In: Cdrom, Taxapad and The Natural History Museum.

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