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Description ofPauesia (Pauesia)anatolica (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) sp. nov., a parasitoid of the cedar aphidCinara cedri

  • J. M. Michelena
  • Fabienne Assael
  • Z. Mendel


The first parasitoid species reared from a population of the cedar aphid,Cinara cedri Mimeur, 1935 (Hemiptera: Aphididae), from the peninsula of Anatolia in Turkey is described.Pauesia anatolica (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) is closely related to some species of thelaricis group ofPauesia from which it differs in the number of antenomers, the propodeum and features of the female genitalia. Its potential use as a natural enemy in areas where the aphid has been introduced is discussed.

Key Words

Hymenoptera Braconidae Aphidiinae Hemiptera Aphidoidea Aphididae Cinara cedri parasitoid Pauesia anatolica cedar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biología EvolutivaUniversitat de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. of Entomology, AROThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael

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