Leiophron (Euphorus) deficiens Ruthe (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Euphorinae), A Parasitoid of Campylomma diversicornis (Reuter) (Heteroptera, Miridae) in Turkey
Keywords:Parasitoid, predator, Leiophron deficiens, Campylomma diversicornis first record, Turkey
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.
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