Utetes rosicola (Muesebeck, 1949)

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Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
This species was originally described as Opius rosicola by Muesebeck (1949). It was later formally transferred from Opius to Utetes by Wharton (1997). Utetes had been 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 rosicola (Muesebeck) was initially described from Rhagoletis basiola infesting rose hips, and detailed biologies have been published (Balduf 1958, 1959). It has also been reared from western cherry fruit flies, Rhagoletis indifferens (Frick et al. 1954); Wharton and Marsh 1978).