Parasitoids of whiteflies (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae, Eulophidae, Platygastridae; Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:Hernández‐Suárez, E, Carnero, A, Aguiar, A, Prinsloo, G, Lasalle, J, Polaszek, A
Journal:Systematics and Biodiversity
Volume:1
Issue:1
Date Published:2003
ISBN Number:1477-2000
Keywords:Fringillidae, Serinus, Serinus canaria
Abstract:Abstract Data on the whitefly parasitoid species known from the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores are presented, based largely on recently collected material. A total of 26 species are treated, including six new species, six new records for the Canary Islands, two new records for Madeira, and two new records for the Azores. All species are fully described and illustrated. New species described are: Encarsia atlantica Polaszek Encarsia levadicola Polaszek Encarsia melanostoma Polaszek Encarsia noahi Polaszek Euderomphale gomer LaSalle Euderomphale insularis LaSalle & Hernández. A fully illustrated identification key based on females is provided for recognition of whitefly parasitoids in these archipelagos. Data on the known distribution and hosts are provided, as well as references to biology and use in biological control.Abstract Data on the whitefly parasitoid species known from the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores are presented, based largely on recently collected material. A total of 26 species are treated, including six new species, six new records for the Canary Islands, two new records for Madeira, and two new records for the Azores. All species are fully described and illustrated. New species described are: Encarsia atlantica Polaszek Encarsia levadicola Polaszek Encarsia melanostoma Polaszek Encarsia noahi Polaszek Euderomphale gomer LaSalle Euderomphale insularis LaSalle & Hernández. A fully illustrated identification key based on females is provided for recognition of whitefly parasitoids in these archipelagos. Data on the known distribution and hosts are provided, as well as references to biology and use in biological control.
URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1017/S1477200002001007
Short Title:Systematics and Biodiversity
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