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Species Tetracnemoidea sydneyensis

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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 Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Encyrtidae (Encyrtids)
Subfamily Tetracneminae
Genus Tetracnemoidea
Species sydneyensis (Tetracnemoidea sydneyensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anarhopus sydneyensis
Explanation of Names
Tetracnemoidea sydneyensis (Timberlake 1929)
Range
native to Australia, introduced in so. CA (also Ghana, Israel, and a number of tropical islands worldwide)(1)
Food
hosts: Pseudococcidae, esp. Pseudococcus spp.(1)
Remarks
introduced into so. CA in 1933 to control the Long-tailed Mealybug (P. longispinus