Hosts of the Parasitoid Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Rondani) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for Medical, Veterinary and Economic Importance Collected in the State of Goiás, Brazil

Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Rondani) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is a solitary parasitoid that feeds on Diptera from the families Anthomyiidae, Calliphoridae, Cecidomyiidae, Drosophilidae, Lonchaeidae, Muscidae, Phoridae, Piophilidae Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae is a parasitic Diptera parasitoid that feeds on Calliphora, Lucilia, Hylemya, Drosophila, Rhagoletis, Paratheresia, Anastrepha, Ceratitis, Phormia, Phaenicia, Sarcodexia, Zaprionus, Ornidia, Megaselia, Synthesiomyia, and Haematobia. This species has a wide range of distribution; it has been found in North America, Canada, Africa, and various Latin American, Asian, and European countries. The parasitoid P. vindemiae is studied in this book chapter in terms of its hosts, development in diverse substrates, geographical distribution, taxonomy, biology, types of traps and collecting methods, and an experimental research.

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Carlos Henrique Marchiori
Instituto Federal Goiano, Goiás, Brazil.

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