Theocolax elegans

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Theocolax elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
Family: Pteromalidae
Subfamily: Cerocephalinae
Genus: Theocolax
Species: T. elegans
Binomial name
Theocolax elegans
(Westwood, 1874)[1]
  • Choetospila elegans Westwood, 1874

Theocolax elegans is a parasitic wasp species in the genus Theocolax. It is a parasite of immature stages of stored grain pest insects[2] such as Sitophilus granarius[3] or Rhyzopertha dominica.[4]


  1. ^ Thesaurus entomologicus oxoniensis. JO Westwood - 1874
  2. ^ Antennal olfactory responses to individual cereal volatiles in Theocolax elegans (Westwood) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). G.S. Germinara, A. De Cristofaro and G. Rotundo, Journal of Stored Products Research, July 2009, Volume 45, Issue 3, Pages 195–200, doi:10.1016/j.jspr.2009.02.002
  3. ^ Host finding of Choetospila elegans Westw. (Hym. Chalcid.) a parasite of Sitophilus Granarius L. (Coleopt. Curcul.). J. Van Den Assen and D.J. Kuenen, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, August 1958, Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 174–180, doi:10.1111/j.1570-7458.1958.tb00021.x
  4. ^ Temperature Effects on EfÞcacy of Choetospila elegans (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to Suppress Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Stored Wheat. P. W. Flinn, Stored-Product And Quarantine Entomology, February 1998, pages 320-323 (link to article)

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