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Aphelinid

 

(Aphelinus mali), a parasitic hymenopteron from the family Chalcididae.

The body of the aphelinid is 1.2 mm long. It is found in North America, where it is used to combat the woolly aphid, a dangerous apple pest. The female parasite lays her eggs in the aphids, where the larvae develop; this causes the aphids to die. The aphelinid was introduced into the USSR during the period 1926–30, multiplied in laboratories, and released in the Caucasus and the Ukraine in aphid-infested orchards, where it acclimatized and now keeps down the reproduction of the wooly aphid.

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A number of wasps from the family Aphelinidae have been reported as hyperparasitoid of mealybugs and scales (Hayat, 1998).
Aphelinidae is one of the many groups of wasps that are koinobiont endoparasitoids, in which the host nearly always dies during parasitoid development.
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Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Baja California Sur, Mexico, with description of a new species of Coccobius
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Plants, aphids and parasitoids: trophic interactions in agroecosystems in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina and a key to the identification of Aphidiinae and Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera) known to the region
Patch and prey utilization behaviors by Aphelinus albipodus and Diaeretiella rapae (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae and Aphidiidae) on Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae).
Control biologico: En las plantaciones de chayote se encuentran diversos agentes de control biologico que ayudan a disminuir las poblaciones de pulgon, tales como miembros de las familias: Coccinelidae, Chrysopidae, Reduviidae, Aphelinidae, Trichogrammatidae y Braconidae, algunos de estos insectos son tan pequenos que no se perciben a simple vista; sin embargo, se observa su efecto cuando la colonia presenta pulgones inmoviles (momificados) de color cafe claro, lo cual evidencia que han sido parasitados.
These families include Ichneumonidae (Arthur & Wylie 1959), Pteromalidae (Assem 1971), Braconidae (Tillman & Cate 1993), Aphelinidae (Opp & Luck 1986) and Eulophidae (Corrigan & Lashomb 1990); in addition to the Trichogrammatidae demonstrated by Salt (1940).
Malaise traps yielded all the families reported in this study, while Moericke traps were more selective, and did not capture individuals of Aphelinidae, Bethylidae, Eucharitidae, Eurytomidae, Evaniidae, Gasteruptiidae, Megaspilidae, Signiphoridae, Trichogrammatidae, and Torymidae.
La familia Aphelinidae es una de las familias de Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) que incluye actualmente 1345 especies y 39 generos en las principales regiones zoogeograficas -Neotropical, Holartica, Etiopica, Oriental, Oceanica y Australiana (Noyes 2014, Myartseva et al.