Parasitoids of the gall-forming aphid Smynthurodes betae [Aphidoidea: Fordinae] in Israel

D. Wool*, M. Burstein

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In an ecological investigation of the gall-forming aphid, Smynthurodes betae Westw., we discovered that more than 20% of the fundatrix galls were parasitized by Monoctonia pistaciaecola Stary (Aphidiidae). This is a new host record for this parasitoid. A Pteromalid hyper-parasite was identified as Pachyneuron? leucopiscida Mani. Ecological information on the parasitoid is provided, and the low frequency of parasitoids known from gall-forming aphids, compared with freeliving ones, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1991


  • Fordinae
  • Gall-forming aphid
  • ecology
  • parasitoid


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