New records of the grape berry moth hymenopterous parasitoids in Iran

Abstract :

The hymenopterous parasitoids of grape berry moth Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Iran were studied sparsely. This aggregation includes to twelve species belong to five families Bethylidae, Braconidae, Ichneumonidae, Pteromalidae and Trichogramatidae are listed as egg (two species), larva (nine species) and pupa (four species). During this study, two species Dibrachys affinis Masi (Hym.: Pteromalidae, Pteromainae) and Itoplectis alternans (Gravenhorst) (Hym.: Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) are newly records for Iranian insect fauna and larval parasitoid of L. botrana. Finally all of the hymenopterous parasitoids of grape berry moth in Iran were reviewed

Keyword :

Biological control, Lobesia botrana, parasitoid, Tortricidae, vineyard, new record, Iran

Author(s) : Lotfalizadeh, H., Masnadi-Yazdinejad, A., Saber, M.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 1

2012 Vol. 7 Number 1