BioInfo (UK)

Trichogramma brassicae (a chalcid wasp)

Suggested Literature

General Works

Fatouros, N.E. et al, 2005 Oviposition-induced plant cues: do they arrest Trichogramma wasps during host location?
Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., van Loon, J.J.A., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M., 2005 Chemical communication: butterfly anti-aphrodisiac lures parasitic wasps

Trichogramma brassicae may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
HYMENOPTERA
(ants, bees and wasps, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Parasitica
(parasitoid wasps)
CHALCIDOIDEA
(chalcid wasps)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Trichogramma brassicae is associated with:

female Pieris brassicae - Large White Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) female hitches a ride on gravid of female Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., van Loon, J.J.A., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M., 2005 [The female wasp is attracted to a mated female butterfly by the anti-aphrodisiac passed by the male during mating. She rides on the butterfly to the egg-laying site.]
larva Acanthoscelides obtectus - Common Bean Weevil, Dried Bean Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) solitary larva is endoparasitoid of egg Foreign Supplement to Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland: http://www.brc.ac.uk/resources.htm
larva Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths solitary larva is endoparasitoid of egg Restricted
larva Pieris brassicae - Large White Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) solitary larva is endoparasitoid of egg Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., van Loon, J.J.A., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M., 2005

There may be more taxa associated with Trichogramma brassicae listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)
HYMENOPTERA
(ants, bees and wasps, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Trichogramma
(a genus of chalcid wasps)

Associated with Trichogramma brassicae:

Trichogramma brassicae may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
HYMENOPTERA
(ants, bees and wasps, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Parasitica
(parasitoid wasps)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A tiny parasitiod wasp which parasitises the eggs of a wide range of mainly lepidopterous hosts. Widely used for biological control (eg Tricholine b)

References

Supplement to Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland: http://www.brc.ac.uk/resources.htm Supplement to Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., van Loon, J.J.A., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M., 2005 Chemical communication: butterfly anti-aphrodisiac lures parasitic wasps
Creative Commons Licence
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material on the BioInfo website by Malcolm Storey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.