Records of Cadra figulilella (Gregson 1871) (Pyralidae, Lepidoptera) and Contribution to its Parasitoid Assamblages in Bulgaria

1 N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science, Agrotechnologies and Plant Protection, 1331 - Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, NJ 08901, USA


VELCHEVA, N. and A. ATANASSOV. Records of Cadra figulilella (Gregson 1871) (Pyralidae, Lepidoptera) and contribution to its parasitoid assamblages in Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21: 1254–1256

In 2008 we captured a great number of Cadra figulilella (Gregson, 1871) larvae in corrugated bands for monitoring Grapholita funebrana (Treitschke, 1835) in plum orchard near Plovdiv, Bulgaria, situated at 160 m a. s. l., 42° 9” N and 24° 45” E. Amounts of full grown larvae varied widely per band with an average 33.2 ± 8.6. In 2009 the pest was in very low density and we caught only 8 and 3 larvae in organic and chemical plots respectively.
Three parasitoid species of family Ichneumonidae were reared of collected of C. figulilella Gr larvae in 2008 – Scambus elegans Woldstedt, 1877, Lissonota cruentator Panzer, 1809, Eriborus terebrans Gravenhorst, 1829. The emergence took place during all June in 2009. C. figulilella Gr is new host of these parasitoids. Overall percentage of parasitism was 4.6%.

Key words: Cadra figulilella, plum orchard, parasitism, Scambus elegans Woldstedt, Lissonota cruentator Panzer, Eriborus terebrans Gravenhorst

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