First record of the genus Scelio (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Scelionidae, Scelioninae) egg parasitoids in tomato greenhouses of southeastern Algeria

Published: May 31, 2022
distribution first record Scelio Scelio poecilopterus Scelio vulgaris southeastern Algeria.
Afissa Wahiba
Demnati Fatma
Marniche Faiza
Deghiche-Diab Nacima

This is the first record of genus Scelio (Latreille, 1805) in Algeria. Two species of Scelio poecilopterus (Priesner, 1951) and Scelio vulgaris (Kieffer, 1908), were collected in tomato greenhouses from El Alia and El Hadjeb regions in the province of Biskra, southeastern Algeria in 2019-2020, using yellow pan traps, yellow bottles and Barber traps for sampling specimens, followed by laboratory methods to preserve and identify the samples.  Photographic material and information on these species are presented and described, on female specimens, in order to expand the knowledge about the distribution and biodiversity of egg parasitoids in our country.

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Afissa Wahiba, 1 Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Biskra, BP 145 RP, 07000 Biskra, Algeria. 2 Laboratory of Ecosystem Diversity and Agricultural Production System Dynamics in the Arid Areas (DEDSPAZA), University of Biskra, BP 145 RP, 07000 Biskra, Algeria
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Biskra.
Demnati Fatma, 1 Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Biskra, BP 145 RP, 07000 Biskra, Algeria. 2 Laboratory of Ecosystem Diversity and Agricultural Production System Dynamics in the Arid Areas (DEDSPAZA), University of Biskra, BP 145 RP, 07000 Biskra, Algeria

 Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Biskra.

Marniche Faiza, 3 Higher National Veterinary School, Laboratory of Zoology, ElAlia, 16200, Algeria.

department of Zoology.

Deghiche-Diab Nacima, 4 Scientific and Technical Research Center on Arid Areas CRSTRA. PoBox 1682. Biskra, Algeria.

Scientific  and Technical Research Center on Arid Areas (CRSTRA)

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