Tetrastichus oxyurus Silvestri

This species was described by Silvestri (1913) on the basis of 10 specimens that emerged from a puparium of the tephritid Carpophthoromyia tritea (Walker) collected in Nigeria. Other than a subsequent collection in Kenya, nothing more has been published on this species (LaSalle and Wharton 2002). It can be distinguished from the two species of Tetrastichus that are more commonly reared from fruit-infesting Tephritidae by the longer, narrower gaster (LaSalle and Wharton 2002). See the Tetrastichus page.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.