The Parasitoids of Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) in Sivas


Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine parasitoids attacking the apple ermine moth (Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller) in Sivas. Ten parasitoid species belonging to hymenopteran families of Ichneumonidae, Eulophidae, Encrytidae and Elasmidae and a dipteran family Tachinidae were found. Parasitoid guilds, their effect on the population of Yponomeuta malinellus and their importance in biological control are discussed.

Keywords: Yponomeuta malinellus, Parasitoids, Hymenoptera

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