Survey of Natural Enemies of Mealybug Species (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in Kermanshah Province, Western Iran to Inform Biological Control Research

Authors

  • Khatereh JALILVAND
  • Masomeh SHIRAZI
  • Majid FALLAHZADEH Department of Entomology, Jahrom, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran
  • Hassan Ali VAHEDI
  • Mohammad Amin SAMIH
  • Naser MOEINI NAGHADEH

Keywords:

Mealybug, Parasitoids, Hyperparasitoid, Predators, Kermanshah, Iran.

Abstract

 A field survey for natural enemies of mealybugs (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in Kermanshah province, Iran was conducted during years 2009-2010. Five primary, two primary/secondary, one secondary parasitoid species, and twelve predator species were collected on five species of Pseudococcidae. The coccinellids Diomus rubidus Motsch 1837, Nephus biflammulatus (Motschulsky 1837) and Nephus ulbrichi Fürsch 1977 are new records for Iran. In addition, two encyrtid species, including Homalotylus turkmenicus Myartseva and Homalotylus eytelweinii (Ratzeburg) were reared on coccinellid larvae that have been associated with mealybugs colonies. Available ecological and biological information as well as geographical distribution for each species are also included.

Author Biographies

Khatereh JALILVAND

Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah

Masomeh SHIRAZI

Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah

Majid FALLAHZADEH, Department of Entomology, Jahrom, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran

Department of Entomology,

Hassan Ali VAHEDI

Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah

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Published

2014-12-03

How to Cite

JALILVAND, K., SHIRAZI, M., FALLAHZADEH, M., VAHEDI, H. A., SAMIH, M. A., & MOEINI NAGHADEH, N. (2014). Survey of Natural Enemies of Mealybug Species (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in Kermanshah Province, Western Iran to Inform Biological Control Research. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(3), 1–10. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/598

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society