A contribution to the knowledge of parasitoids of insects associated with Rosaceae species from Edirne province (European Turkey)

Seda Emel TEK, Zühal OKYAR

Abstract


Multitrophic associations, including three or higher trophic levels, related with insects on Rosaceae species were investigated. Field studies were conducted in 2013-2014 period in Edirne province, Trakya University Arboretum, of European Turkey. Parasitoid individuals belonging to 6 families and 24 defined species were reared from larval or pupal individuals belonging to 10 families and 13 defined species collected from 7 Rosaceae species in the field. A total of 50 multitrophic associations (plant–host–parasitoid) were recorded in the study area. Among these interactions, 10 host–parasitoid associations were observed for the first time. During the study, some biological and ecological observations were also recorded. In addition, 12 dipteran and hymenopteran species were determined as new records for the fauna of Edirne province and European Turkey.



Keywords


Biocontrol, Interaction, Multitrophic, Tritrophic, Turkish Thrace.

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