Occurrence of eulophid parasitoids on apple leaf miner Lyonetia clerkella Linn. (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae) in Kashmir
Sumi ulah Rather, Abdul A. Buhroo, Abdul Lateef Khanday
Ten eulophid parasitoids, viz., Achrysocharoides sp., Baryscapus sp., Chrysocharis sp., Chrysonotomyia sp., Closterocerus sp., Minotetrastichus sp., Pnigalio sp., Quadrastichus sp., Stenomesius sp. and Sympiesis sp. were recorded for the first time as parasitoids on the larvae of apple leaf miner, Lyonetia clerkella Linn. (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae). Among the eight sites (S1-S8) chosen for the study, the parasitism of leaf miner larvae was observed from June (2015) onwards upto October (2015) coinciding with the population of leaf miner larvae. Among the parasitoids, Chrysocharis sp. was observed dominant recording 47.8% parasitism followed by Chrysonotomyia sp. (19.65%), Minotetrastichus sp. (8.18%), Pnigalio sp.(8.8%), Sympiesis sp.(5.81%), Stenomesius sp. (4.4%), Closterocerus sp.(2.98%), Quadrastichus sp. (1.72%), Achrysocharoides sp. (0.78%) and Baryscapus sp.(0.15%) respectively.