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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Identification of parasitoids of Apomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) on pomegranate in Isfahan province

Zohreh Nobakht, Javad Karimzadeh, Jahanshir Shakaram, Shahriar Jafari

The carob moth, Apomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae), is the most important pomegranate pests in Iran and make wasted and unusable about 30-40% of annual average of pomegranate production in storage and on the tree stages. During the study for determining carob moth from Ardestan, shahreza, Najafabad which are located in Isfahan, specimens were taken in agricultural season in 2014 .The fruits dissected in the laboratory and larvae and pupae were put in separate vials and parasites emergence from these samples were collected. It was found that there is some active parasitoid in the area which was identified as follows: Larval parasitoids: Apanteles myeloenta Wilkinson (Braconidae) and Bracon hebetor. Say (Braconidae) Pupal parasitoid: Brachymeria minuta (Linnaeus) (Chalcididae). Mentioned species for the first time reported from Shahreze, Najafabad and Ardestan (cities in Isfahan). The present study was planned to identify the active parasitoids in State the region.
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How to cite this article:
Zohreh Nobakht, Javad Karimzadeh, Jahanshir Shakaram, Shahriar Jafari. Identification of parasitoids of Apomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) on pomegranate in Isfahan province. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(1):287-289.
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