Melittobia Westwood, 1848

A species of Melittobia has been reared from Anastrepha in Mexico. Originally obtained from field-collected fruits, it was reared for several generations in the lab on Anastrepha. See Gonzalez et al. (2008).

See also the Eulophidae page.

No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.
Biology / Hosts
Members of the genus Melittobia are known primarily as parasitoids of nesting aculeate wasps, though at least some species are capable of attacking parasitoids and inquilines within these nests (Matthews et al. 2009). One species has also been recorded from puparia of Anastrepha in Mexico, completely unassociated with aculeate wasps.