© 2015 Augusto Loni et al. The species Rhoptrocentrus piceusMarshall (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) was reared from the larvae of the xylophagous beetle Psacothea hilaris hilaris(Pascoe) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), an exotic pest of Ficusand Morusspecies native to eastern Asia. It was recorded in the north of Italy in September 2005. This discovery is the first report of this species as parasitoids of the yellow spotted longicorn beetle all over the world.
Loni, A., Jucker, C., Belokobylskij, S., & Lupi, D. (2015). First record of Rhoptrocentrus piceus Marshall (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Doryctinae) as parasitoid of Psacothea hilaris hilaris (Pascoe) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). ZooKeys, (482), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.482.8946