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Abstract

First report of Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) associated with Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in berries and stone fruit crops from North Patagonian (Argentina).

Abstract

We report for the first time, the presence of parasitoid Spalangia endius Walker (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in association with the invasive fly Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in the region of North Patagonia (Argentina). This finding is a contribution to the study of natural enemies of this major pest in berries and stonefruit crops. Briefly, we describe the diagnosis and prevalence of the parasitoid.