|Anicetus beneficus Ishii et Yasumatsu, 1954 female fore wing|
Encyrtid wasps are important in biological control, making a parasitic attackon the eggs, larvae, and pupae of various insects and ticks, especially on scale insects that are injurious to agriculture and forestry (Tachikawa, 1963).
The image database file TOBIKOBACHI (= Encyrtid wasps in Japanese) is a species information database based mainly on the Japanese encyrtid wasp collection of Dr. Tetsusaburo Tachikawa, and includes images. Each record comprised of 16 items as follows: scientific names (family, genus and species), Japanese name, distribution data, type locality, type depository, source of the original description, synonymy, flying season, host records, parasites, references, notes and images. The images include various parts of the body, such as the general habitus, head, antenna, mandible, thorax, fore and wind wings, gaster, genitalia, etc.
The TOBIKOBACHI is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.
The TOBIKOBACHI file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A) (Head Investigator: Masami Takagi) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
The use of data in this database is free of charge if the objective is academic study or educational purposes.
Data and Tags are the Following 16 items.
|1.||(FTAX)||family (scientific name, including subfamily name)|
|2.||(GTAX)||genus (scientific name, including subgenus name)|
|3.||(STAX)||species (scientific name, including subspecies)|
|5.||(DST)||distribution (Japan inland; overseas)|
|8.||(TYPED)||depository of the type|
|9.||(DESC)||source of the original description|
(FTAX) Encyrtidae Encyrtinae, Mirini (GTAX) Anicetus (STAX) beneficus Ishii et Yasumatsu, 1954 (JTAX) Rubi--akayadori-tobikobachi (DST) Japan (HONSHU, SHIKOKU, KYUSHU); China, India (TYPE) Female (TYPEL) (TYPED) (DESC) Anicetus beneficus Ishii & Yasumatsu, Mushi, 27 (10): 70-74 (female & male). (SYN) Anicetus annulatus: Yasumatsu & Tachikawa (nec Timberlake), 1949, J. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ., 9: 102-113; Anicetus ceroplastis: Yasumatsu (nec Ishii), 1951, J. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ., 10: 2, 8; Anicetus ceroplastis: Yasumatsu (nec Ishii), 1953, Sci. Bull. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ., 14: 27; Anicetus ceroplastis: Miyamoto (nec Ishii), 1954, Kontyu, 20: 97. (FLY) Two generations a year in Japan. First generation: late May to eraly July; 2nd generation: mid August to mid October. (HOST) Ceroplastes rubens Maskell (Rubi--rou-kaigaramushi in Japanese) (PAR) (REF) Ishii & Yasumatsu, 1954, Mushi: 27: 69-74; Tachikawa, 1955, Jpn. J. Appl. Zool., 20: 173; Yasumatsu & Yamamoto, 1955, Sci. Bull. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ., 15: 187; Yasumatsu, 1958, Proc. 10th Internat. Congr. Ent., 4: 771; Tachikawa, 1958, Mushi, 32: 77; Tachikawa. 1963, Mem. Ehime Univ., VI, 9: 126-129. (NOTE) It is renowned as the highly effective parasite of the wax scale, Ceroplastes rubens Maskell in Japan. The commercial control of this scale in Japan was achieved by the working of this species. The reproduction is bisexual, the sex ratio is about 1:1. Unmated females produce only male progeny. More detailed biology: See Yasumatsu (1958). (IMG) male female
general habitus mandibles antenna fore wing genitalia
general habitus mandibles antenna fore wing hind wing scutellum
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