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New host records of parasitoids of scale insects and whitefly species in Egypt

Author:
Abd-Rabou, S., Evans, G. A.
Source:
Acta phytopathologica et entomologica Hungarica 2017 v.52 no.2 pp. 275-278
ISSN:
1588-2691
Subject:
Aleuroclava, Encarsia, Encyrtidae, Ficus, Phenacoccus, Psidium, Pteromalidae, new host records, parasitoids, rearing, scale insects, Egypt
Abstract:
Blepyrus insularis (Cameron) (Encyrtidae) was reared from Phenacoccus parvus Morrison, an invasive mealybug recently found infesting Psidium sp. in Egypt. Encarsia cibcensis Lopez-Avila (Aphelinidae) was reared from Aleuroclava psidii (Singh) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), an invasive whitefly found on Ficus sp. in Egypt. Mesopeltita truncatipennis (Waterston) (Pteromalidae) was reared from the lecanodiaspid scale, Lecanodiaspis africana (Newstead) (Hemiptera: Lecanodiaspididae) on Ficus sp. All of these represent new host records for the parasitoids.
Agid:
5806563