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Fauna of Encyrtidae, parasitoids of coccids in Golcuk Natural Park

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G. Japoshvili, H. Celik
G. Japoshvili, H. Celik


Species of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), which are parasitoids of Coccoidea, were collected by malaise trap in Golcuk Natural Park during March-October, 2009. Forty-four species of encyrtids, belonging to 24 genera, were recorded during our survey. Two genera and nine species were found to represent new records for the Turkish fauna. Twenty-eight encyrtid species were identified to the species level and the remaining specimens to genus and morphospecies level. This was the first attempt at estimating the scale insect fauna using their parasitoids collected by malaise traps.


Hymenoptera; Chalcidoidea; Turkey

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