Parasitoid (Hym., Braconidae, Aphidiinae) Complex of the Black Citrus Aphid, Toxoptera citricidus (Kirkaldy) (Hem., Aphididae) in Costa Rica and Its Relationships to Nearby Areas

Authors

  • Daniel Zamora Mejias Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Paul E. Hanson
  • Petr Starý Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic
  • Ehsan Rakhshani University of Zabol

Keywords:

Aphids, parasitoids, Costa Rica, Lipolexis oregmae, Toxoptera citricidus.

Abstract

 A survey was conducted to determine the parasitoid (Hym., Braconidae) complex of Toxoptera citricidus (Kirkaldy) in Costa Rica. The parasitoids were obtained by collecting the host aphid on its host plants, throughout various locations in the country. In total three species consisting, Aphidius colemani Viereck, Lipolexis oregmae (Gahan) and Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson) were determined as parasitoids of Toxoptera citricidus (Kirkaldy) in Costa Rica. Faunal interrelationships with the other Central American-Caribbean areas were analysed. L. oregmae was detected to be derivable from two origins, from an unknown incidentally introduced one (hypothetically through the Panama strait from southeastern Asia) and from a purposely introduced population from Guam (via Florida).

Author Biographies

Daniel Zamora Mejias, Universidad de Costa Rica

 

Laboratorio Entomologia, Escuela de Biologia

Paul E. Hanson

Department of Plant Protection

Petr Starý, Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic

Department of Experimental Ecology

Ehsan Rakhshani, University of Zabol

Department of Plant Protection

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Published

2011-12-05

How to Cite

Mejias, D. Z., Hanson, P. E., Starý, P., & Rakhshani, E. (2011). Parasitoid (Hym., Braconidae, Aphidiinae) Complex of the Black Citrus Aphid, Toxoptera citricidus (Kirkaldy) (Hem., Aphididae) in Costa Rica and Its Relationships to Nearby Areas. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 13(3), 107–115. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/358

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society