Utetes testaceus (Wesmael, 1838)

For additional information, see the Utetes page.
Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
This is the type species of Utetes Foerster, 1862.

Throughout the first half of the 1900s, most authors treated Utetes as a synonym of Opius. Utetes was eventually recognized as a subgenus of Opius by Fischer (1972) , and later elevated to generic rank by Wharton (1988). However, most of the species that attack Tephritidae were not formally transferred to Utetes until 1997, after Utetes had been redefined (Wharton 1997).

Biology / Hosts
Utetes testaceus (Wesmael) was first recorded as a parasitoid of Goniglossum, which is a synonym of Carpomya. It has also been recorded from Euphranta and Rhagoletis but these records should be confirmed. Some biological notes were published by Silvestri (1920).