Necremnus tutae (parasitoid)

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Necremnus tutae: 48-49) ♀ habitus, 50) ♂ lateral view, 51) ♀ dorsal mesosoma, 52) ♀ fore wing, 53) ♀ metanotum and propodeum, 54) ♀ antenna, 55) ♂ pedicel and scape, 56) ♂ antenna (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Marco Gebiola, Umberto Bernardo, Antoni Ribes and Gary A.P. Gibson
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 173 (2), p. 383

Necremnus tutae (parasitoid) Ribes & Bernardo, 2015

This wasp is native to central and western parts of the Mediterranean region. It is an ectoparasitoid of larvae of the invasive South American tomato moth, Tuta absoluta, and can be common in some areas. The native hosts are unknown. Greenhouse studies have indicated that honeydew appears to enhance the performance of the wasp (de Campos et al., 2020).

The adult wasp has a body length of 2 to 3 mm, with a metallic green thorax. For a detailed taxonomical description see Gebiola et al. (2016).