Parasitoids of Cynaeda gigantea (Wocke, 1871) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a Pest of Anchusa leptophylla Roemer and Schultes (Boraginaceae) from the East Anatolia Region of Turkey

  • Göksel Tozlu
  • Saliha Çoruh
Keywords: Cynaeda gigantea, Crambidae, parasitoids, Anchusa leptophylla.

Abstract

Larvae and pupae of the lepidopteran pest Cynaeda gigantea (Wocke, 1871) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) were collected from Anchusa leptophylla Roemer and Schultes (Boraginaceae) in the Erzincan and Kars provinces of Turkey during 2007-2008. Three parasitoid species, Exeristes roborator (Fabricius, 1793) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Pseudoperichaeta palesoidea (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) (Diptera: Tachinidae), and Elasmus steffani Viggiani, 1967 (Hymenoptera: Elasmidae) were obtained from larvae and pupae in the cocoon (gall) made by C. gigantea. E. roborator was the most numerous parasitoid and accounted for 6.22% of all parasitoids reared. C. gigantea is a new host for these parasitoid species.

Published
2011-12-05
How to Cite
Tozlu, G., & Çoruh, S. (2011). Parasitoids of Cynaeda gigantea (Wocke, 1871) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a Pest of Anchusa leptophylla Roemer and Schultes (Boraginaceae) from the East Anatolia Region of Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 13(3), 117-124. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/363
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Journal of the Entomological Research Society