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Ben Halima Kamel M, Zouari S, Barahoei H, Rakhshani E. Expansion in the distribution of Pauesia silana Tremblay (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae), across North Africa, a recent discovery in Tunisia. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst. 2022; 8 (3) :435-448
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1- Gestion des productions horticoles en mode conventionnelle et biologique, Institut Supérieur Agronomique Chott Mariem (ISA CM), Sousse University, 4042 Tunisia.
2- LR21AGRO5: Gestion des productions horticoles en mode conventionnelle et biologique, Institut Supérieur Agronomique Chott Mariem (ISA CM), Sousse University, 4042 Tunisia.
3- nstitute of Agricultural Research, University of Zabol, P.O. Box 98615-538, I.R. Iran
4- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zabol, 98615–538, I.R. Iran. , rakhshani@uoz.ac.ir
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The occurrence of Pauesia silana Tremblay, as an aphid parasitoid (Hym., Braconidae, Aphidiinae) in Tunisia is documented. The parasitoid was found in association with the Aleppo pine aphid, Cinara palaestinensis Hille Ris Lambers, infesting Pinus halepensis. Specimens were collected by the rearing of the mummified aphids from the colonies infested the pine trees in the Arboretum of the Institut Supérieur Agronomique Chott Mériem (ISA CM - Tunisia) during March–April 2021. A brief diagnosis is provided for the recorded parasitoid. This is the first record of a Pauesia species in Tunisia (out of the purposeful introduction of Pauesia antennata Mukerji). Two secondary parasitoids including Asaphes vulgaris Walker and Pachyneuron aphidis (Bouché) (Hym., Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae) have also emerged from the mummified aphids. The known Cinara aphids and their associated parasitoids in the North African country are reviewed. Both Aleppo pine aphid and the newly detected parasitoid might be considered exotic species in North Africa, sourced from a recent accidental introduction inside the Mediterranean area, or a horizontal expansion across the North African countries.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Hymenoptera
Received: 2022/06/20 | Accepted: 2022/06/28 | Published: 2022/07/9

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