Chelonus flavipalpis Szépligeti, 1896 and Mirax rufilabris Haliday, 1833 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Two new larva-pupa parasitoids of Pistachio twig borer Kermania pistaciella Amsel, 1964 (Lepidoptera: Oinophilidae) with the parasitization ratios from Turkey

Abstract :

The study was carried out to determine the parasitoids and their parasitization ratios on Pistachio twig borer (PTB) Kermania pistaciella Amsel (Lepidoptera: Oinophilidae) in pistachio orchards of Central province and Aydınlar counties of Siirt province of southeastern Turkey in 2009. So, the two new parasitoid species Chelonus flavipalpis Szépligeti and Mirax rufilabris Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) were determined on K. pistaciella. The parasitization ratios of C. flavipalpis are more than M. rufilabris across study area. The total maximum parasitization ratios were realized as 52 % and 54 % in mid April in Aydınlar and in early March in Central province respectively. It is recorded that the parasitization ratios were reduced at the last times of PTB adult emergence. The study results have importance for the next studies on biological control and integrated pest management (IPM) about PTB

Keyword :

Pistachio, Kermania pistaciella, Chelonus flavipalpis, Mirax rufilabris, new records, Parasitization ratio, Turkey

Author(s) : Özgen, İ., Bolu, H., Beyarslan, A.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 1

2012 Vol. 7 Number 1