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Abstract

Natural enemies of Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Fars Province vineyards, Iran.

Abstract

A survey for natural enemies of Planococcus ficus was conducted in Fars Province, Iran. Seven primary, two primary/secondary, three secondary parasitoid species, two coccinellids, primary parasitoids, and four predator species were associated with P. ficus. The eulophids Aprostocetus trjapitzini and Baryscapus sugonjaevi are new records for Iran. A key to the females of all parasitoids species is given. The survey provides a description of P. ficus natural enemies in Iran.