Authors: VICTOR FURSOV, MARINA ZEROVA, MÜNEVVER KODAN
Abstract: The phytophagous chalcid wasp Bruchophagus sophorae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) is redescribed and illustrated. B. sophorae is recorded for the first time in Turkey and France, from seeds of Styphnolobium japonicum, and from Kazakhstan, from seeds of a new host plant, Sophora alopecuroides. New data on the biology, the stages of oviposition, and the distribution are given. Details of the oviposition of B. sophorae into the pods of S. japonicum are described for the first time.
Keywords: Bruchophagus, phytophagous, Eurytomidae, Styphnolobium, Sophora, Turkey, France, Kazakhstan
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