Asaphes sp

Asaphes sp Walker 1834


Black with metallic sheen, size 1-2 mm

Wing: see photo


Ectoparasitoid idiobiont: egg-laying performed at the aphid’s mummified stage


Many host aphids by way of Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae and Aphelinidae

6-7 species are known in Europe, two of which are frequently encountered (Asaphes suspensus and A. vulgaris)

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 24 October 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet