The fauna of cynipid oak gall wasps and their parasitoids in Lorestan province, Iran.

E. Azizkhani, G. R. Rasoulian, A. Kharazi-Pakdel, R. Omid, V. R. Moniri, G. Melika

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Abstract

This study was carried out in the period 2003-2005 to collect and identify gall wasps and their parasitoids on oak species in Lorestan province. There are two oak species, Quercus brantii and Q. infectoria, with different dispersion patterns in the province. Thus, 3 study sampling sites were selected to cover distributional pattern of oak forests. Collected galls maintained in the laboratory condition. Based on results obtained, overall, 26 different galls-formed on various plant parts (catkins, buds, fruits, leaves) were collected on two oak species; of which, 11 gall wasps are active on Q. brantii and 13 gall wasps on Q. infectoria. 19 parasitoid wasps of 12 genera and 6 families belong to Chalcidoidea superfamily with various frequency and dispersal were collected from mentioned galls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications in agricultural and applied biological sciences
Volume71
Issue number2 Pt B
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Azizkhani, E., Rasoulian, G. R., Kharazi-Pakdel, A., Omid, R., Moniri, V. R., & Melika, G. (2006). The fauna of cynipid oak gall wasps and their parasitoids in Lorestan province, Iran. Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences, 71(2 Pt B), 387-390.