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Published: 2011-03-28

A new Aphidius Nees (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) of Ericaphis fimbriata (Richards) (Hemiptera, Aphididae) and key to parasitoids of blueberry aphid in the Pacific Northwest

Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center, 24106 N Bunn Rd, Washington State University, Prosser, WA 99350, USA
Department of Experimental Ecology, Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budĕjovice, Czech Republic
Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center, 24106 N Bunn Rd, Washington State University, Prosser, WA 99350, USA
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PO Box 1000, Agassiz, British Columbia, V0M 1A0, Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PO Box 1000, Agassiz, British Columbia, V0M 1A0, Canada
Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, Washington State University, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, USA
Washington State University Extension, PO Box 790, Stevenson, WA 98648, USA
Hymenoptera aphid distribution parasitoid Vaccinium taxonomy

Abstract

Aphidius ericaphidis Pike & Starý, sp. nov., is described and illustrated. This aphidiine is a parasitoid of the blueberry aphid, Ericaphis fimbriata (Richards), widely found associated with the commercial highbush blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum L., in southwestern British Columbia, Washington, and in northeastern Oregon. It is one of several species of aphidiines known to attack E. fimbriata in North America. A key is provided to distinguish it from other parasitoid species of E. fimbriata.

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