THE LEVEL OF SUNN PESTOOPHAGOUS PARASITOIDS (HYMENOPTERA: SCELIONIDAE) IN INFESTED WHEAT FIELDS OF NORTHERN GOVERNORATE IN IRAQ WITH AN IDENTIFICATION KEY OF TRISSOLCUS SPECIS

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THE LEVEL OF SUNN PESTOOPHAGOUS PARASITOIDS (HYMENOPTERA: SCELIONIDAE) IN INFESTED WHEAT FIELDS OF NORTHERN GOVERNORATE IN IRAQ WITH AN IDENTIFICATION KEY OF TRISSOLCUS SPECIS




Wand Kh. Ali
Salahaddin University, Erbil College of Education Scientific, Biology Department
Email: wand2iq@gmail.com


ABSTRACT

Surveys has done for collecting Sunn Pest which been parasitized by oophagous parasitoids in infested wheat fields of villages around Erbil, Sulimanya and Dohuk governorates from April to the end of May 2010, the result showed that a high rat of eggs hatching was 96.3% within Erbil governorate and its cleared from results that not all laid eggs had been hatched normally . The percentage ratio of egg parasitism in general was low in most studied villages. In this study: Trissolcus grandis Thompson, Trissolcus semistriotus Nees., and Telenomus sp. on sunn pest eggs has been observed. Identification keys supported with figures were formulated to identify of these species.
Keyword: Sunn Pest, Oophagous parasitoids



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