Diadromus collaris (parasitoid)

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Diadromus collaris, holotype female - A) lateral view B) dorsal view C) head, mesosoma
Author(s): Pascal Rousse, Simon van Noort and E. Diller
Source: Zookeys, 2013, 354, p. 30
Diadromus collaris (female) parasitizing Plutella
Author(s): Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia
Source: IPM Images

Diadromus collaris (parasitoid) (Gravenhorst)

This wasp is a widespread pupal parasitoid of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella). It is native to Europe, but has been introduced into various countries. It injects a venom into its host for suppressing the defense of the pupa and develops through 4 larval stages within less than 2 weeks (laboratory observations). Adult wasps feed on flowers.

Thyraeella collaris