Bracon celer Szépligeti
As noted by Silvestri, who first reared it in South Africa (Silvestri 1914) and Eritraea (Silvestri 1914b), Bracon celer is a color-variable species.
1. Bracon celer abdomen: dorsal... Bracon celer abdomen: dorsal ↴
2. Bracon celer face: anteri... Bracon celer face: anterior ↴
3. Bracon celer labrum: ventral... Bracon celer labrum: ventral ↴
4. Bracon celer habitus: la... Bracon celer habitus: lateral ↴
5. Bracon celer body: late... Bracon celer body: lateral oblique ↴
6. Bracon celer fore wing, left... Bracon celer fore wing, left ↴
7. Bracon celer hind wing... Bracon celer hind wing ↴
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.
Biology / Hosts
Until recently the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi), was its only known host. It has also been reared from coffee-infesting medfly in Kenya (Wharton et al. 2000).
Biology and Behavior
Efforts have been made to introduce it from Africa (where it is native) to several countries in the Mediterranean Region.