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Abstract

First report of populus leaf-miner hymenopterous parasitoids from Iran.

Abstract

Lithocolletis populifoliella [Phyllonorycter populifoliella] was observed on the branches of Populus nigra near Urmia Airport in Iran. The flight activity of the pest peaked in June 2007. Infested leaves were collected in the middle of May to study the presence of natural enemies. The following parasitoids were recorded: Chrysocharis polyzo, Sympiesis grahami, Cirrospilus pictus and a Pteromalus species. This is the first report of the parasitoids of L. populifoliella from Iran. Chrysocharis polyzo and S. grahami are recorded for the first time for Iran.