Aphelinus basilicus Fatima and Hayat (Hayat 1998) is an important member of this family.
The significance of body color as a visual cue for parasitism by Aphelinus basilicus was tested at the 5% level of probability using Least Significant Difference (LSD) (Gomez 6 Gomez 1984).
Literature searches indicated that this is a new distributional report of Aphelinus basilicus from Karnataka.
Diagnostic characters for the identification of Aphelinus basilicus are as follows:
This study indicates that the color variation in aphids affects host acceptance behavior by Aphelinus basilicus.
An accurate identification of aphid parasitoid is a need of an hour, as the species Aphelinus basilicus is close to and may be confused for Aphelinus mali Haldemann and Aphelinus paramali Zehavi & Rosen.
Diagnostic characters of Aphelinus basilicus Fatima & Hayat.
Martomick takes the novices' chase from Judged Lucky (John McConnochie/ Robert Bellamy), and Sharp Performer pips Basilicus
(Sue Smith/Gary Lyons) in the novices' hurdle.