NATURAL ENEMIES OF THE OAK SCALE INSECT, EULECANIUM CILIATUM (DOUGLAS) (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE) IN TURKEY

S. Ulgenturk, S. Toros

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NATURAL ENEMIES OF THE OAK SCALE INSECT, EULECANIUM CILIATUM (DOUGLAS) (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE) IN TURKEY.

Eulecanium ciliatum Douglas is an important pest of ornamental plants in the Palaearctic region and has a wide range of natural enemies. In Ankara, Turkey, eight hymenopterous parasitoids and one hyperparasitoid species have been bred from this scale, and nine predators were collected in association with it, seven Coleoptera and two Hemiptera.

Key words: urban, ornamental plantings, parasitoid hosts, predator hosts, Aphelinidae, Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Pteromalidae, Anthribidae, Coccinellidae, Cybocephalidae, Miridae.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15162/0425-1016/836

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