Parasitoids and predators of pseudococcidae (Hemiptera : Coccoidea) in Ankara, Turkey


Kaydan M. B. , Kilincer N., Uygun N., Japoshvili G., Gaimari S.

PHYTOPARASITICA, vol.34, no.4, pp.331-337, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02981018
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOPARASITICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-337

Abstract

Natural enemies of mealybugs were surveyed in Ankara, Turkey, during the years 2001 to 2003. Twenty-three predatory species belonging to the insect orders Coleoptera (Coccinellidae, 17), Diptera (Chamaemyiidae, 3) and Neuroptera (Chrysopidae, 2; Hemerobiidae, 1); and 22 parasitoid species belonging to Hymenoptera (Aphelinidae, 2; Encyrtidae, 14; Platygasteridae, 1; Pteromalidae, 3; Signiphoridae, 2) were determined. The following ten species are newly recorded for the Turkish fauna: Sidis biguttatus Motchulsky, Nephus sinuatomaculatus Sahlberg (Coccinellidae), Leucopomyia alticeps Czerny, Parochthiphila (Euestelia) decipia Tanasijtshuk (Chamaemyiidae), Leptomastidea matritensis Mercet, Prochiloneurus bolivari Mercet, Rhopus sp.nr. acaetes (Walker), Stematosteres sp., Eunotus acutus Kurdjumov, and Chartocerus kurdjumovi (Nikol'skaya) (Chalcidoidea).