Seven invasive owlet moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Israel and their potential parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)

V. D. Kravchenko, G. C. Müller, S. A. Allan, Z. A. Yefremova

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Abstract

Invasive tropical Noctuidae pest species collected in Israel included Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval), Trichoplusia vittata (Wallengren), Anomis flava (Fabricius), Anomis sabulifera (Guenée), Earias vittella (Fabricius), Earias biplaga Walker, and Earias cupreoviridis (Walker). All seven noctuid species were rare and sporadically present only along the coastal plain. Possible reasons for this type of distribution are discussed. Abundance was greatest in May with smaller peaks present in February-March and September. Several common parasitoid species - Elasmus flabellatus (Fonscolombe), Elasmus nudus (Nees) and Elasmus viridiceps Thomson (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), with potential as biological control agents for tropical noctuids, are detected in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalPhytoparasitica
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Agricultural pests
  • Anomis flava
  • Anomis sabulifera
  • Earias biplaga
  • Earias cupreoviridis
  • Earias vittella
  • Eulophidae
  • Invasive moths
  • Israel
  • Spodoptera mauritia
  • Trichoplusia vittata

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