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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 40-45
DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.40.45
Biological Characterization of Two Sibling Species in Sycophila mellea (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Britain, Parasitoids of Tetramesea spp. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Poaceae
Hamid Ghajarieh, Hassan A. Dawah and Mike Bruford

Abstract:
The taxonomic status of Sycophila mellea (Curtis) species complex (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), reared from Tetramesa linearis (Walker) and T. brevicornis (Walker) feeding in the grasses: Elymus repens (Viv) and Festuca rubra (L.), respectively, were investigated using host preference study. The results of host preference experiments demonstrated that the S. mellea (ex: T. linearis and ex: T. brevicornis) were attracted predominantly to their native host plants, E. repens and F. rubra, respectively. In conclusion, the results from host preference study strongly suggest that members of S. mellea (ex: T. linearis and T. brevicornis) represent different taxa.
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Hamid Ghajarieh, Hassan A. Dawah and Mike Bruford, 2007. Biological Characterization of Two Sibling Species in Sycophila mellea (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Britain, Parasitoids of Tetramesea spp. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) in Poaceae. Journal of Entomology, 4: 40-45.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.40.45

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2007.40.45

 
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