Non-chalcidoid wasps recorded in Bangladesh: Sustainable approaches to the biological control of arthropod pests

Abstract :

Though Bangladesh has rich diversity in non-chalcidoids, they have received very little attention in the country. Due to limited taxonomic and biological resources, we are unable to implement their potentiality in biological control for crop protection and their management. This paper presents an updated list of Bangladeshi non-chalcid parasitoids based on literature records from 1962 to date, and employement of DNA barcoding to confirm their taxonomic position in some cases. The final list included 71 species of 7 non-chalcidoid families. Of them, DNA sequences technique confirmed Paratelenomus saccharalis (Scelionidae), Coccygidium sp., Euscelinus sarawacus, Mirax sp., (Braconidae), Hyposoter sp., Goryphus sp., Gotra marginata and Pimpla sp.(Ichneumonidae) as new country records in the country. We principally focus on the local hosts of the non-chalcidoid parasitoids, their global distribution and different significant notes in the present study. In fact, we aim to define the potential application and distribution of non-chalcid parasitoids that can help underscore the improvements in biologicall control of arthropod pests in context in Bangladesh.

Keyword :

Non-chalcidoids, Hymenoptera, biological control, Bangladesh

Author(s) : Mazumdar, S., Hebert, P. D. N., Miah, M. D. I., Reddy, G. V.
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Published Issue : 2023 Vol. 18 Number 1

2023 Vol. 18 Number 1