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Genus Peristenus

Wasp - Euphorinae? - Peristenus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)
Subfamily Euphorinae
Tribe Euphorini
Genus Peristenus
Wing diagram Fig. 7, p. 245, Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera) 1997. Eds.: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, & M.J. Sharkey.
For biocontrol potential see 'remarks' under Euphorinae.
Peristemus species parasitize bugs in family Miridae.
Peristenus digoneutis, has been introduced from Europe in 1984 to fight the tarnished plant bug, (Lygus lineolaris). This is an interesting example of a species introduced to be the biocontrol of a native species.
See Also
See 'remarks' under closely related Leiophron
Internet References Host Specificity Assessment of European Peristenus Parasitoids for Classical Biological Control of Native Lygus species in North America: Use of Field Host Surveys to Predict Natural Enemy Habitat and Host Ranges