Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 83–85 | Cite as

Finding of Parasitoids Phalacrotophora fasciata (Diptera: Phoridae) and Oomyzus scaposus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Pupas of Harmonia axyridis of the Crimea

  • D. A. Romanov


New events of parasitization of pupas of Crimean ladybird Harmonia axyridis by native parasitoids Phalacrotophora fasciata and Oomyzus scaposus are described.


Harmonia axyridis invasive species native species pupal parasitism Phalacrotophora fasciata Oomyzus scaposus 


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  1. 1.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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