Temelucha lucida (SZEPLIGETI, 1899)

Mohammadi, Abbas, Salah-A & Lotfalizadeh, Hosseinali, 2016, Ichneumonid parasitoids of Tortrix viridana (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) in the west of Iran, Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (1), pp. 681-691 : 683-684

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Temelucha lucida (SZEPLIGETI, 1899)


Temelucha lucida (SZEPLIGETI, 1899)

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: IRAN, Kurdistan province, Marivan, Colit (N= 35° 41′ E = 46° 18′, 1569 m a.s.l.), 1♀, 30.4.2013, ex. last instar larva of T. viridana , 13, 9.5.2012, ex. last instar larva of T. viridana , 1♀, 10.5.2013, ex. last instar larva of T. viridana , 1♀, 16.5.2012, ex. pupa of T. viridana , 2♀, 26.5.2013, ex. pupae of T. viridana, Ghaleji Village (N= 35° 22′ E = 46° 16′, 1264 m a.s.l.), 1♀, 24.5.2012, ex. pupa of T. viridana , leg. S. Kamangar.

G e n e r a l d i s t r i b u t i o n: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Hungary, Italy,

Moldova, Romania, Russia, Russia-Altayskiy Kray, Russia-Dagestanskaya Respublika,

Turkey ( YU et al. 2012) and Iran (Fars and west Azarbaijan provinces) (GHAHARI &

JUSSILA 2011c).

D i a g n o s t i c c h a r a c t e r s: Temelucha lucida can be distinguished from other species of this genus by a combination of the following characters: Body mostly black with abundant red pattern; lower margin of clypeus convex; head distinctly narrow posteriorly; clypeus moderately convex; scutellum partly yellow; propodeum short, convex laterally; mesoscutum densely and coarsely punctured; notauli absent; metasoma black with 1st -2nd tergite medially red; other tergites laterally yellow-red; ocelli small; ovipositor tip not curved; ovipositor as long as fore wing ( KASPARYAN 1981).

H o s t s: Isauria dilucidella DUPONCHEL 1836 (Lep.: Pyralidae ), Rhyacionia buoliana (DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER 1775) (Lep.: Tortricidae ) ( YU et al. 2012) and T. viridana (new host record).

R e m a r k s: Temelucha lucida was a primary, solitary koinobiont endoparasitoid of T. viridana . Larva of T. lucida developed into larva of T. viridana and then adult emerged from larva or pupa of its host.