Psyttalia fletcheri (Silvestri, 1916)
Fischer (1987) later placed this species in the subgenus Psyttalia. Psyttalia was subsequently elevated to generic rank by Wharton (1987), and the combination Psyttalia fletcheri (Silvestri) dates from that publication.
Established in Hawaii (Fullaway 1917, Fullaway 1920) and Philippines on melon fly. Kinjo et al. (1981) provide some additional notes on geographic distribution and note it’s introduction to various islands from Taiwan in the 1930’s. It was introduced and became established in La Reunion in the 1990’s (Hurtrel et al. 1999).
Mass reared for potential augmentative releases in Hawaii by Wong and Ramadan (1992) with comparative demography studies by Vargas et al. (2002). Augmentative releases were subsequently made by Vargas et al. (2004).