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Vol.9(7), pp. 55- 62 , December 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JEN2017.0178
ISSN: 2006-9855

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New records of Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Morocco and comparison with North Africa region fauna

Khadija Kissayi
  • Khadija Kissayi
  • Department of Forestry Development, National School of Forestry Engineers, B. P. 511, Tabriquet, Salé, Morocco.
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Souâd Benhalima
  • Souâd Benhalima
  • Department of Biology and Animal Ecology, Scientific Institute, Mohammed V University, B. P. 703, Agdal, 10 009, Rabat, Morocco.
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Moulay Chrif Smaili
  • Moulay Chrif Smaili
  • National Institute for Agricultural Research, Km 9, Route Sidi Yahia Gharb - North Kénitra - B.P. 257, Kénitra Principale, 14 000 Kénitra, Morocco.
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 Received: 20 March 2017  Accepted: 24 May 2017  Published: 31 December 2017

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A survery of Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) species associated with crop and forest pests in Morocco was conducted during 2012-2014, using Malaise trap and completed by a bibliographical research. Based on examination of all the available data and captured specimens, 34 confirmed species in total included 20 genera divided into four subfamilies of Aphelinidae as listed in Morocco. Two new Aphelinidae species are recorded for the first time for Moroccan fauna of hymenoptera: Encarsia aurantii (Howard 1894) and Pteroptrix dimidiata Westwood, 1833. In addition, an annotated checklist of the Aphelinidae species for the North Africa region is also provided.
Key words: New data, Maâmora, cork oak, inventory.

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APA Kissayi, K., Benhalima, S., & Smaili, M. C. (2017). New records of Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Morocco and comparison with North Africa region fauna. Journal of Entomology and Nematology, 9(7), 55- 62.
Chicago Khadija Kissayi, Souâd Benhalima and Moulay Chrif Smaili. "New records of Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Morocco and comparison with North Africa region fauna." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 9, no. 7 (2017): 55- 62.
MLA Khadija Kissayi, Souâd Benhalima and Moulay Chrif Smaili. "New records of Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Morocco and comparison with North Africa region fauna." Journal of Entomology and Nematology 9.7 (2017): 55- 62.
DOI 10.5897/JEN2017.0178

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