Utetes frequens (Fischer, 1964)

For additional information, see the Utetes page and summary information provided by Wharton and Marsh (1978).
Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
This species was originally described as Opius frequens by Fischer (1964).
It was 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).

Opius glasgowi Fischer, 1964 is a synonym (Wharton and Marsh 1978).

Biology / Hosts
Utetes frequens has been reared from cherry fruit flies in the genus Rhagoletis.