Psyttalia phaeostigma (Wilkinson, 1927)
Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Introduced to both Hawaii and Mauritius; released but not recovered.
Biology / Hosts
Psyttalia phaeostigma has been reared from Dacus ciliatus infesting cucurbits in Kenya and South Africa, and Dacus demmerezi (Bezzi) in Mauritius. See summary in Wharton and Gilstrap (1983). It was originally described from Durban, South Africa, reared from Diptera, “probably” tephritid, pupae.