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Volume 4, Issue 3      July - September, 2016

FIRST RECORD OF ANISOPTEROMALUS CALANDRAE (HOWARD, 1881) (HYMENOPTERA: CHALCIDOIDEA: PTEROMALIDAE) AS A POTENTIAL BIO-CONTROL AGENT OF STORED GRAIN BEANS FROM RAWALPINDI AND ISLAMABAD
 

Imran Bodlah1*, Muhammad Adnan Bodlah2, Muhammad Naeem1,

Sobia Khaliq1* and Ayesha Aihetasham3

1Laboratory of Biosystematics, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture

University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University,

Nanjing 210095, China, 3Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

 

 ABSTRACT

 

The parasitoid species, Anisopteromalus calandrae (Howard, 1881) (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) is recorded for the first time from Rawalpindi and Islamabad Punjab (Pakistan). It was detected on mung bean (Vigna radiata) and kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); damaged by two species of Genus Callosobruchus: C. chinensis and C. maculatus. Main identification characters and measurements of taxonomically important parts supported with micrographs have been given for future identification and its possible utilization against C. chinensis and C. maculates on various stored products.

Keywords: Anisopteromalus calandrae, bio-control agent, stored grain beans

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