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Adaptation of Indigenous Larval Parasitoids to Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Italy
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Preliminary results demonstrated a high suitability of these indigenous natural enemies for controlling T. absoluta in controlled conditions and their role as potential biological agents in commercial tomato plantations. Expand
Integration of molecular, ecological, morphological and endosymbiont data for species delimitation within the Pnigalio soemius complex (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)
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The integrative approach confirmed a trend towards host specificity within the presumed polyphagous P. soemius and suggested that Rickettsia could have played a major role in the reproductive isolation and genetic diversification of at least two species. Expand
Pnigalio agraules (Walker) and Pnigalio mediterraneus Ferrière and Delucchi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): two closely related valid species
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Two molecular markers are proposed, cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and the second expansion segment (D2) of the 28S ribosomal subunit (28S-D2), host ranges and the shape of eggs, which are proposed to validate P. mediterraneus based on multiple evidence. Expand
A karyological study of the genus Pnigalio Schrank (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): Assessing the taxonomic utility of chromosomes at the species level
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The analysis of karyotypes of Pnigalio showed frequent but not general interspecific variability of the chromosome traits, and two other categories have been identified: morphologically distinct species without reciprocal differences in karyotype structure, and morphologically similar species that strongly differ in chromosomal characters. Expand
Parasitoid wasp complex of Phyllonorycter corylifoliella (Lep.: Gracillariidae) in the Fars Province of Iran, and notes on their morphology and abundances
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The authors' new findings represent detailed evidence on parasitoid complex of P. corylifoliella, one of the important pests of apple trees in Fars Province, and four species are new records for the fauna of Iran. Expand
Notes on parasitoids of Phyllonorycter joviella Constant (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), with description of a new species of Achrysocharoides Girault (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae)
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The parasitoid complex of Phyllonorycter joviella Constant, an upper surface leaf-miner on Quercus ilex L., was investigated in a restricted area in Liguria (Northwest Italy) and the previous key of the European Achrysocharoides tavellae is modified to include the new species. Expand
Parasitic Hymenoptera Fauna on Agromyzidae (Diptera) Colonizing Weeds in Ecological Compensation Areas in Northern Italian Agroecosystems
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Parasitoids associated with agromyzid leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) were studied in three rural farms located in northern Italy, finding the retention and the management of wild plants within field margins can be crucial tools to enhance the populations of biological control agents of agromiazids and to conserve rare parasitic wasp species. Expand
Review of the European species of Diglyphus Walker (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) including the description of a new species.
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The European species of Diglyphus Walker are reviewed and one is described as new, and one, D. anadolucus Doganlar, is recorded as new to Europe. Expand
Distribution and host plants of the genus Dicyphus in the Alpine valleys of NW Italy
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The Alpine valleys of Piedmont host seven of the sixteen Italian Dicyphus species, and D. cerastii is here recorded for the first time in Italy, therefore, wild host plants are a good reservoir of D. errans, so far the only species reported as a useful pest predatory bug in horticultural crops, both in the open air and in greenhouses, in northwestern Italy. Expand
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