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Abstract

The determination of leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) and their parasitoids in cultivated and non-cultivated areas in Șanlıurfa province, southern Turkey.

Abstract

The species of insect pests belonging to Agromyzidae and their parasitoids in cultivated and non-cultivated areas in Șanlıurfa province, Turkey, were studied during July 1999-2001. Six species from Agromyzinae and 14 species from Phytomyzinae subfamily were identified. Of these, Liriomyza trifolii, L. cicerina, Chromatomyia horticola and Phytomyza orobanchia were the most common. L. trifolii and L. cicerina caused serious damage on cultivated plants. Agromyza albipennis and Melanagromyza vignalis from Agromyzinae, and L. hieracivora, Pseudonapomyza atra, Pseudonapomyza spicata, Pseudonapomyza spinosa and Phytomyza chelonei from Phytomyzinae are recorded as new for the Turkish fauna. Six parasitoids from Braconidae and 12 parasitoids from Eulophidae were identified. Among the parasitoids, Opius lonicerae, O. osogovoensis, Chrysocharis liriomyzae, Chrysonotomyia smaragdula, Cirrospilus vittatus, Diauliropsis arenomia, Neochrysocharis ambitiosa, N. albipes, N. sericae and Sympiesis gordius are reported for the first time from Turkey.