, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 93–97 | Cite as

Preliminary notes on the parasites ofSpodoptera Exigua (Huebner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Israel

  • A. Schwartz
  • D. Gerling
  • Y. Rossler


Larvae ofSpodoptera exigua (Huebner) were collected and their parasites were reared out. From larvae collected in alfalfa fields, 14 parasite species were recovered; from those collected in corn fields, 12 species were recovered; eight species were common to both situations.Meteorus unicolor Wesm. was predominant in corn fields andChelonus inanitus (L.) was predominant in alfalfa fields.

Key Words

Spodoptera exigua Meteorus Chelonus alfalfa pests corn pests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schwartz
    • 1
  • D. Gerling
    • 2
  • Y. Rossler
    • 3
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel Aviv
  2. 2.The George S. Wise Faculty of Life SciencesTel Aviv UniversityRamat Aviv
  3. 3.The Citrus Marketing Board of IsraelRehovot

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