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Species Evania appendigaster - Cockroach Egg Parasitoid Wasp

Evania appendigaster looks like a fly of some sort - Evania appendigaster Eurytomidae wasp? - Evania appendigaster Unknown Bug - Evania appendigaster Cockroach Egg Parasitoid Wasp - Evania appendigaster - female Ensign Wasp - Evania appendigaster Female Evania appendigaster? - Evania appendigaster - female Evania appendigaster
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Evanioidea (Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids)
Family Evaniidae (Ensign Wasps)
Genus Evania
Species appendigaster (Cockroach Egg Parasitoid Wasp)
Range
Cosmopolitan. Introduced, probably of oriental origin.
Habitat
Sometimes found in houses.
Remarks
A solitary endoparasitoid of oothecae of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.), and the introduced Blatta orientalis L. and Periplaneta australasiae.
It has a biological control potential.
Internet References
U. Florida. A Cockroach Egg Parasitoid, Evania appendigaster (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae)
Biological Control. Biological characteristics of Evania appendigaster (L.) (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) in different densities of Periplaneta americana (L.) oothecae (Blattodea: Blattidae)