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

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  • 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 Diyarbakč±r 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.

Author Biography

Halil Bolu, Dicle University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Plant Protection

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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 https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/385

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society