Tamarixia monesus (Walker) (Hym.: Eulophidae) parasitoid of Bactericera tremblayi (Wagner, 1961) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in Iran


Hossein Lotfalizadeh1*, Fereshteh Sadeghi-Nasab2


1Department of Plant Protection, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research & Education Center of East-Azerbaijan, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran

2Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran


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Received: July 21, 2016

Accepted: March 8, 2017



Bactericera tremblayi (Wagner, 1961) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) is reported on Brassica oleracea var. capitata (Brassicaceae) in northwestern Iran. Tamarixia monesus (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae) was reared for the first time on B. tremblayi, and compared with Tamarixia tremblayi, another parasitoid of B. tremblayi. This is a new record of T. monesus from the Middle East.


Key words: fauna, onion psyllid, parasitoid, Tetrastichinae