Fopius niger (Szépligeti, 1913)
See comments under Fopius desideratus species group on the Fopius page.
The presence of large subapical nodes on the ovipositor and reduced setation on the ovipositor sheath are characteristic of this and other members of the Fopius desideratus species group.
Diagnosis and Relationships
A tabular summary of morphological features that facilitates comparison of the known species of Fopius is provided by Wharton (1999).
Described from Tanzania, but also occurs in Kenya.
Biology / Hosts
Published host record limited to Dacus humeralis (Bezzi), a pest of cucurbits (Wharton and Gilstrap 1983).