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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 49-55
DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.49.55
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Insects and non Insects Species Associated with Pine Needle Trees in Alexandria Egypt

Suzan A. Badr

A survey study was conducted on pine trees species in Egypt for the first time. The survey was comprised the insects and non insects species (spp.). The study was carried out between the two successive years 2009-2011 in Alexandria and north coast. It was revealed that a total of 39 spp. belonging to 19 families and 10 orders were identified. Order Hemiptera had the largest number of species (13 spp.) under four families. Order Mantodea came in the second place represented by 6 spp. Then in the next place Diptera represented by 5 spp., both Coleoptera and Hymenoptera each represented by 4 spp. Then, Thysanoptera represented by 3 spp., followed by Lepidoptera and Orthoptera each represented by 2 spp. Lucaspis pusilla was considered the most dominant insect in most regions of study, as it appeared with high frequency and high density. The non insect species was mainly represented by the dominant phytophagous mite Cenopalpus fewstrii (Acarina: Tenuipalpidae), in addition to the true spider species. The most abundant natural enemies were: Aphytis sp. and Encarsia sp. as parasites and Pharoscymnus varius Kirsch, Cydonia vicina Mulsant and Chilocorus bipustulatus Linn. as predators. Aspidiotus nerii (Bouche) and Chrysomphalus aonidum (Linn.) were recorded for the first time on pine species as a host. Whereas, Leucaspis pini (Hartig) and L. pusilla (Low) were recorded for the first time on pine trees in Alexandria and north coast although they were recorded in other regions in Egypt.
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Suzan A. Badr , 2014. Insects and non Insects Species Associated with Pine Needle Trees in Alexandria Egypt. Journal of Entomology, 11: 49-55.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.49.55






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