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Youssef R M, Abo Kaf N H, Aboud R. Stenomesius japonicus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a new parasitoid of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Syria. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2022; 8 (2) :219-227
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1- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria. , rawayoussef@hotmail.com
2- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.
3- Scientific Agricultural Research Centre, Latakia, Syria.
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Stenomesius japonicus (Ashmead, 1904) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) was collected for the first time from larvae of the tomato leaf-miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) infesting Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. in Syria. Diagnostic morphological characters, biology and distribution of the newly recorded species are provided. Its role in the biological or integrated control of T. absoluta remains to be evaluated. A list of all eulophid wasps recorded from Syria is also provided.
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Article Type: Short Paper | Subject: Systematics/Hymenoptera
Received: 2021/11/21 | Accepted: 2022/03/6 | Published: 2022/04/11

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