Anacharis zealandica Ashmead, 1900,

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579: 567

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Anacharis zealandica Ashmead, 1900


Anacharis zealandica Ashmead, 1900 

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Anacharis zealandica  is a common and very widespread species which is also found in Australia ( New 1982). It is considered a native species in New Zealand. It is easily recognisable with its elongate petiole. In New Zealand, it is a parasitoid of the brown lacewing Micromus tasmaniae  ( Neuroptera  : Hemerobiidae  ). Several studies have examined A. zealandica  and the trophic interactions between its hosts and flowering plant resources in New Zealand ( Jonsson et al. 2009; Jacometti et al. 2010). It is found throughout New Zealand and on several offshore islands. North Island: AK, BP, CL, HB, ND, TK, TO, WI, WN, WO. South Island: BR, CO, DN, KA, MB, MC, MK, NN, OL, SC, SD, SL, WD. Offshore Islands: CH, KE, SN, TH.