Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Vol 19, No 3 (2017)

A New Pest Record for Capparis (Capparaceae) in Turkey and Its Larval Parasitoids, Stiphrometasia sancta (Hampson, 1900) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Selma Seven Çalışkan, Celalettin Gözüaçık


 In this study, Stiphrometasia sancta (Hampson, 1900) which is from Crambidae family has been identified as harmful for Capparis ovata Desf. (Capparaceae). The biology of this species has been examined for the first time and research has been carried out on the harm of this species for the plant together with its larval food plant and nutrition style. Apanteles (Apanteles) subcamilla Tobias, 1976, Bracon hebetor Say, 1836, Chelonus canescens Wesmael, 1835 from Braconidae have been identified for the first time as larval parasitoid of S. sancta, and also A. subcamilla is a new record for Braconidae fauna of Turkey.

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