Some records of parasitoid wasps associated with gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Istanbul, Turkey

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Mete Ö. , Azmaz M., Lotfalizadeh H., Katılmış Y.

Munis Entomology and Zoology, cilt.13, ss.542-547, 2018 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: Munis Entomology and Zoology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.542-547


Cynipid galls, represent physically bounded microcosms for parasitoid wasps along with other inhabitants of galls, such as gall wasps and phytophagous inquilines. In the current work, 11 parasitoid species and one seed-feeder were identified belonging to five families; Eurytomidae, Ormyridae, Pteromalidae, Torymidae, and Ichneumonidae. The species Torymus cerri Mayr and T. notatus (Walker) are new records for Turkey. In addition, some new associations between parasitoid wasp species and host cynipid galls were recorded.