Paratheresia claripalpis (Wulp)


Taxonomic position

Diptera: Tachinidae

Years of introduction

1958-60; 1980


Mexico via Trinidad (1958-60); Colombia (1980)

Target pests

Sugarcane borers, Chilo infuscatellus (Snellen), C. sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur), C. auricilius (Dudgeon), C. tumidicostalis (Hampson), Scirpophaga excerptalis (Walker) and Acigona steniellus (Hampson)



Present status

Not established


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