Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) Species Associated with Some Umbelliferae Plants Occurring in Palandöken Mountains of Erzurum, Turkey


Abstract: The Ichneumonidae species associated with Umbelliferae plants in Palandöken Mountains in Erzurum were investigated between July 1996 and August 1997. Among the 5 plant species, Seselis libanotis and Carum carvi were more attractive for ichneumonid species than the rest of the species. The first one was visited by 13 ichneumonid species with 109 individuals and the second one was visited by 9 species with 220 individuals. All these plant species could be accepted good nectar reservoir for ichneumonids.

Keywords: Umbelliferae species, Ichneumonidae, Palandöken Mountains, Turkey

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