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Two torymid species (Hym.: Chalcidoidea, Torymidae) developing on Artemisia gall midges (Dip.: Cecidomyiidae)
 
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Department of Plant Protection, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), 5355179854, Tabriz, Iran
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Department of Plant Production, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Darab, Shiraz University, Darab, 7459117666, Fars, Iran
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Hossein Lotfalizadeh
Department of Plant Protection, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), 5355179854, Tabriz, Iran
Submission date: 2015-05-03
Acceptance date: 2015-09-10
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2015;55(4):351–353
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Two parasitoid wasps,Torymus artemisiae Mayr and Torymoides violaceus (Nikol’skaya), were reared on Artemisia herba-alba (Asteraceae) galles, in central Iran. Torymus artemisiae and T. violaceus were developed from the gall midges: Rhopalomyia navasi Tavares and Rhispanica Tavares, respectively. The occurrence of these two parasitic wasps in Iran, and their associations with R. navasi and R. hispanica, are new. Data on the wasps’ biological associations and geographical distribution are provided. The parasitoid compositions of the genus Rhopalomyia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) were also discussed.
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