Survey on Natural Enemies of Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) Species in Citrus Orchards in Antalya, Turkey and Record of A New Species for Turkey


  • Alime Bayındır Pamukkale University DENÄ°ZLÄ°/ TURKEY
  • Ä°smail Karaca


Scale insects, predators, parasitoids, citrus orchards, Antalya, Turkey


Species of the family of Diaspididae and their natural enemies in citrus orchards in Antalya province were surveyed in the years 2011 and 2012. The survey revealed 3 species of predators and 5 species of parasitoids associated with 6 species of scale insect. The parasitoid species Zaomma lambinus (Walker) on Diaspididae speciesin citrus orchards is recorded for the first time in Turkey. Two scale insect species, Lepidosaphes beckii (Newman) and L. gloverii (Packard), two predators species, Chilocorus bipustulatus (L.) and Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell), two parasitoid species, Comperiella bifasciata Howardon Aonidiella aurantii and Encarsia citrina (Craw) on Aonidiella citrina (Craw) in citrus orchards are recorded for the first time in Antalya.


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Bayındır, A., & Karaca, İsmail. (2015). Survey on Natural Enemies of Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) Species in Citrus Orchards in Antalya, Turkey and Record of A New Species for Turkey. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 3(5). Retrieved from