n African Entomology - A review of aphid parasitoids and their associations in Algeria (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae; Hemiptera: Aphidoidea)
|Article Title||A review of aphid parasitoids and their associations in Algeria (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae; Hemiptera: Aphidoidea)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of Batna, Algeria, 2 University of Batna, Algeria, 3 University of Batna, Algeria, 4 University of Batna, Algeria, 5 University of Biskra, Algeria, 6 University of Biskra, Algeria and 7 Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||161 - 170|
|Keyword(s)||Aphis illinoisensis, Diuraphis noxia, Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Parasitoids|
This review of parasitoid-plant associations brings new information derived from parasitoid material reared from determined aphid-plant associations. The species are reviewed together with a respective reference list. A comparison with the related western and eastern Mediterranean areas is presented. The updated interactions between Algeria and the southern areas of Western Europe are compared and exemplified by Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) and Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson), both of which are exotic parasitoids that are now considered naturalized species. Some new associations of economic importance are emphasized; among them, a high level of parasitization of Aphis illinoisensis Shimer, a new exotic pest of grapes by L. testaceipes, is the most important.
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