Psyttalia insignipennis (Granger, 1949)

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Originally described as Opius insignipennis by Granger (1949).
Fischer (1987) later placed this species in the genus Austroopius, which Wharton (1987) included as a subgenus of Psyttalia. The combination Psyttalia insignipennis (Granger) was first used in Wharton (1997).
Psyttalia insignipennis (Granger) and Psyttalia distinguenda (Granger) both occur in Madagascar, but are readily separated from one another by the absence of an occipital carina in insignipennis. Additional information on hosts, distribution, and recognition, based on work done largely by CIRAD, was published by Wharton et al. (1999). For more general information, see the Psyttalia page.
Madagascar and the Mascarenes
Biology / Hosts
Probable hosts (as discussed in detail by Wharton et al. 1999) include medfly, Ceratitis capitata, tomato fruit fly, Neoceratitis cyanescens (Bezzi), and/or Ceratitis catoirii Guerin-Meneville.