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Journal Article

Journal Article

The distribution and importance of Microsoma exigua Mg. (Diptera, Tachinidae), a parasitoid of adult Sitona spp. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in the Mediterranean region  [1990]

Aeschlimann, J.-P. (Commonwealth Sciencific Industrial Research Organization, Montpellier (France). Biological Control Unit);

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Surveys conducted in the Mediterranean parts of Europe, North Africa, and of the Middle East have revealed that M. exigua had, in fact, a much wider distribution range than previously recorded. Eight common species of the genus Sitona are reported here as hosts of the tachinid, which was by far the predominant natural enemy of adult weevils in the Provence (southern France, 61.2 per cent of the entomophagous complex), and in Greece (54.9 per cent). The importance of M. exigua was exceptionally high in southwest Anatolia (Asian Turkey, 94.6 per cent of the complex of natural enemies), where the fly apparently played a key role in the regulation of the population dynamics of Sitona spp., reaching a parasitization rate of 57.1 per cent on average for the period 1981-84
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Journal of Applied Entomology (Germany, F.R.)
ISSN : 0931-2048

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1990
Volume:
109
Issue:
2
Start Page:
151
End Page:
155
All titles:
"The distribution and importance of Microsoma exigua Mg. (Diptera, Tachinidae), a parasitoid of adult Sitona spp. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in the Mediterranean region"@eng
Other:
"2 ill., 1 table; 13 ref. Summaries (De, En)"
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1990
Volume:
109
Issue:
2
Start Page:
151
End Page:
155
All titles:
"The distribution and importance of Microsoma exigua Mg. (Diptera, Tachinidae), a parasitoid of adult Sitona spp. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in the Mediterranean region"@eng
Other:
"2 ill., 1 table; 13 ref. Summaries (De, En)"