Pnigalio mediterraneus Ferriere and Delucchi

Reared from larvae of Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) collected from both cultivated and wild olives in Crete, Greece (Neuenschwander et al. 1983, Bigler et al. 1986). Bigler noted that parasitization rates fell with an increase in host density. Pnigalio mediterraneus, along with Eupelmus urozonus, was found to be one of the primary parasitoids of olive fly in Corfu, Greece, according to studies conducted in the early 1970’s (Pappas et al. 1977). However, the authors note that the presence of both parasitoids was not enough to produce long-term reduction in olive fly numbers. A detailed biology of P. mediterraneus was also published by Luigifilippo (1967).

See also the Eupelmus and Eulophidae pages.

No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.