New Data of Bulgarian Parasitoid Entomofauna and Contributions to Host-Parasitoid Interactions

1 Institute of Soil Science, Agrotechnologies and Plant Protection (ISSAPP), BG-1331 Sofia
2 Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, NJ 08901, USA


Velcheva, N., A. Atanassov and Zh. Ilieva, 2017. New data of Bulgarian parasitoid entomofauna and contributions to host-parasitoid interactions. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 23 (4): 589–593

Fifteen parasitoid species of order Hymenoptera were collected in eight habitats in Bulgaria. Six species belong to family Ichneumonidae, respectively 5 – to Braconidae, 2 – to Eulophidae and 1 respectively to Perilampidae and Pteromalidae. Microplitis naenia and Phthorima compressa are new species for Bulgarian fauna. Four new primary host-parasitoid trophic interactions were established and eight plant associates are new for the parasitoids Teliutaea striata – Rubus idaeus.

Key words: parasioid; trophic interaction; Ichneumonidae; Braconidae; Eulophidae; Perilampidae; Pteromalidae

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