Ichneumonid parasitoids of the sawfly Cimbex quadrimaculata (Müller) feeding on almonds in Antalya, along with a new parasitoid and new record


Abstract: The sawfly Cimbex quadrimaculata (Müller) (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae) has been identified as a serious defoliator of young almond plants in Antalya. Two ichneumonid parasitoids, Opheltes glaucopterus (Linnaeus) and Phobetes nigriceps (Gravenhorst) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ctenopelmatinae), were reared as larva-pupa parasitoids of C. quadrimaculata. Of these, P. nigriceps was obtained for the first time from C. quadrimaculata; it is a new record for the Turkish fauna as well as for the continent of Asia.

Keywords: Cimbex quadrimaculata, Ichneumonidae, new parasitoid, new record, Phobetes nigriceps, Turkey

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