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First Record on the Exotic Parasitoids Anisopteromalus apiovorus Rasplus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in Korea
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First Record on the Exotic Parasitoids Anisopteromalus apiovorus Rasplus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in Korea
Cho, Bong-Kyun; Kim, Il-Kwon; Yoon, Chun-Sik; Kim, Hyoung-Gon; Cheong, Seon-Woo;
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An exotic parasitic wasp Anisopteromalus apiovorus of Pteromalidae was newly recorded in Korea. Specimens of this species have been collected in Gimhae of Korea since 2012. External morphology of this species was described in detail and diagnostic differences of this species from the related species and the host insect were also given. The funicle segments of female antennae are 1.2 to 1.5 times longer than those of Anisopteromalus calandrae, an sister species. Body color is gold-glossy black and with dense creamy-white hairs on the surface. This exotic species has been originated from the African continent including Democratic Republic of Congo and Cote d'Ivoire, and then intruded into other countries, for instance, Korea. This is the first distribution record of this species except the country of origin after original description as a new species. Although little is known about the life history or ecology of this species, we found that a new host of this small parasitic wasp is Lasioderma serricorne of coleoptera through present study. And this species possibly be a new agent of biological control for economic pests. It was presumed that the invasion of Anisopteromalus apiovorus into Korea was prior to November of 2012.
Anisopteromalus apiovorus;parasitoids;Hymenoptera;Pteromalidae;Korea;
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