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New records of mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) parasitoids belonging to the family Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Turkey

1Institute of Entomology, Agricultural University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia. 2Invertebrate Research Center, Tetritsklebi, Telavi, Georgia.
3Program of Plant Production, Sultanhisar Vocational School, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey.
4Biotechnology Research Centre, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
Hemiptera Encyrtids Leptomastix Coccomorpha pest natural enemies


As a result of surveys conducted in Aydın Province (Turkey), 19 parasitoids belonging to the family Encyrtidae were found on pseudococcids. Four species are newly recorded from Turkey: Anusia tornike Japoshvili, Coccidoxenoides perminutus Girault, Homalotylus quaylei (Timberlake), and Prochiloneurus aegyptiacus (Mercet). One new species, Leptomastix baspinari Japoshvili sp. n., is described and illustrated. This species was recorded parasitizing six different mealybugs on ten different plant species, including weeds, ornamentals, and crops. Based on its host range, this parasitoid may be a very promising biocontrol agent against many mealybug species.



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