Leiophron (Euphorus) deficiens Ruthe (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae), A Parasitoid of Campylomma diversicornis (Reuter) (Heteroptera, Miridae) in Turkey

Authors

  • Levent Efil
  • Coşkun Güçlü
  • Sergey A Belokobylskij

Keywords:

Parasitoid, predator, Leiophron deficiens, Campylomma diversicornis first record, Turkey

Abstract

Leiophron (Euphorus) deficiens Ruthe, 1856 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) was firstly reared from the nymphs of Campylomma diversicornis (Reuter,1878) (Heteroptera, Miridae). This bug is a predator of nymphs and adults of Tetranychus utricae (Koch, 1836) (Acarina, Tetranychidae), as well as eggs and larvae of Helicoverpa armigera Hübner, 1805 (Noctuidae, Lepidoptera), pests causing important damage on the cotton plants in the plains of Bismil (Diyarbakč±r) and Kč±zč±ltepe (Mardin) district. Leiophron (Euphorus) first recorded for the Turkish fauna is redescribed, and some remarks on its biology and ecology are given.

Author Biographies

Levent Efil

Plant Protection Research Institute, 21100, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Coşkun Güçlü

Atatürk University Faculty of Agricultural, Department of Plant Protection, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

Sergey A Belokobylskij

Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia; Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, Warsaw 00-679, Poland.

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Published

2009-11-09

How to Cite

Efil, L., Güçlü, C., & Belokobylskij, S. A. (2009). Leiophron (Euphorus) deficiens Ruthe (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae), A Parasitoid of Campylomma diversicornis (Reuter) (Heteroptera, Miridae) in Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 11(3), 65–73. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/117

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society