Comperiella bifasciata

Comperiella bifasciata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Clade:Euarthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Encyrtidae
Genus:Comperiella
Species:C. bifasciata
Binomial name
Comperiella bifasciata
Howard, 1906

Comperiella bifasciata is a parasitic wasp species in the genus Comperiella in the family Encyrtidae. It is used in biological control of California red scale and yellow scale of citrus.

Description

Comperiella bifasciata is a tiny black wasp with two white bars on the head. These are more prominent in females, which also have dark patches on the wings, giving them the appearance of having a forked tail; the wings of males are unblotched.[1]