First record of Leptopilina boulardi Barbotin et al. (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) parasitizing of Zaprionus indianus gupta (Diptera: drosophilidae) in Brazil

Carlos Henrique Marchiori, Sandra Bessa Arantes, Luiz Alex Pereira, Otacílio Moreira Silva Filho, Vanessa Rodrigues Borges

Abstract


This paper reports the first occurrence of the parasitoid Leptopilina boulardi Barbotin et al. (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) collected in pupae of Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae) using traps baited with fruits (pear, apple and banana). The experiment was undertaken at the Faculdade de Agronomia do Instituto Luterano de Ensino Superior (experimental campus), Itumbiara, Goiás, between March and November 2001. A total of 03 specimens were obtained from 139 Z. indianus pupae. The overall prevalence of parasitism was of 2.2%.


Keywords


Biocontrol; Natural enemy; Fruits; Brazil.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2003v24n2p321

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
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