A New Pest on Almond Tree, the Soft Scale Didesmococcus unifasciatus (Archangelskaya) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and its New Records Parasitoids, Turkey

  • Halil Bolu Dicle University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection
Keywords: Didesmococcus unifasciatus, Coccophagus piceae, Coccophagus lycimnia, Metaphycus sp. near zebratus, new record, almond, Turkey.

Abstract

The present study was carried out in Diyarbakır province during 2006-2007 on almond trees infested with the coccid Didesmococcus unifasciatus (Archangelskaya) (Hemiptera: Coccidae). As a result of this study, four parasitoids species Coccophagus piceae Erdos, Coccophagus lycimnia Walker (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), Microterys hortulanus (Erdos), Metaphycus sp. near zebratus (Mercet) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) and one hyperparasitoid species Pachyneuron muscarum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) were obtained. The parasitoids of D. unifasciatus: C. piceae, and M. sp. near zebratus are the first records on D. unifasciatus from Turkey.

Published
2012-03-16
How to Cite
Bolu, H. (2012). A New Pest on Almond Tree, the Soft Scale Didesmococcus unifasciatus (Archangelskaya) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and its New Records Parasitoids, Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 14(1), 107-114. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/385
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society