Parasitoid Complex of the European Pine Shoot Moth [Rhyacionia buoliana (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775)] [Lepidoptera: Tortricidae] in the Lakes District of Turkey

Sarikaya O., Unlu A. E.

EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL, vol.26, no.1, pp.11-14, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The parasitoid complex of the European shoot moth [Rhyacionia buoliana (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775)] the important defoliator on Pinus brutia forests in Turkey was studied in the Lakes District of the South-western of Turkey. Shoots with R. buoliana larvae and pupae were collected in 2013 and 2014 and examined under laboratory conditions. Eight parasitoid species on R. Buoliana were recorded; Actia resinellae Schrank (Dip.: Tachinidae), Brachymeria munita Linnaeus, B. tibialis Walker (Hym.: Chalcididae), Exeristes roborator Fabricius, E. ruficollis Gravenhorst, Pimpla turionellae Linnaeus (Hym.: Ichneumonidae), Monodontom erusaereus Walker and Torymus calcaratus Ness (Hym.: Torymidae). B. munita and P. turionellae were the most frequent. Total parasitism on the R. buoliana reached 21.3 and 16% in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Among the recorded species, E. ruficollis was a new record in Turkish fauna.