Diaeretiella rapae

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Diaeretiella rapae
Diaeretiella rapae larvae 1.jpg
Diaeretiella rapae larva exposed in its aphid host
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea
Family: Braconidae
Subfamily: Aphidiinae
Genus: Diaeretiella
Stary, 1960
Species: D. rapae
Binomial name
Diaeretiella rapae
(M'Intosh, 1855)

Diaeretiella rapae is a species of cosmopolitan parasitoid wasp. It parasitizes many species of aphids, but especially the cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae. It is the only species in the genus Diaeretiella.

Other host aphids include Aphis craccivora, Aphis fabae, Aphis gossypii, Aphis nasturtii, Aphis pomi, Aphis rumicis, Brachycolus asparagi, Brachycaudus helichrysi, Brachycaudus rumexicolens, Capitophonis, Dactynotus sp., Diuraphis noxius, Hayhurstia atriplicis, Hyadaphis foeniculi, Lipaphis erysimi, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Myzus certus, Myzus persicae, Protaphis sp., Rhopalosiphum fitchii, Rhopalosiphum maidis, Rhopalosiphum padi and Schizaphis graminum.[1]


  1. ^ Paul M. Marsh (1979). "Family Aphidiidae". In Carl F. W. Muesebeck. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 1. Symphyta and Apocrita (Parasitica). pp. 295–312.