Melittobia acasta and M. australica are newly recorded from Sicily, Italy, and the second species is reported in Europe for the first time. A short historical background about Melittobia parasitoid wasps, their hosts, and distribution, with emphasis in those two species is presented together with illustrations to facilitate their identification. Brief discussion about the presence and possible distribution of the species in Sicily is also included.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Animal Science and Zoology
Cusumano, A., Colazza, S., González, J. M., & Bradleigh Vinson, S. B. (2012). First report of Melittobia australica Girault in Europe and new record of M. acasta (Walker) for Italy. ZooKeys, 181, 45-51.