Tritrophic associations of Lysiphlebus fabarum (Marshall) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) in Serbia

Marijana Ilić Milošević, Maja Lazarević, Olivera Petrović-Obradović, Vladimir Žikić


One hundred and eighty-six tritrophic parasitoid-aphid plant associations were established between Lysiphlebus fabarum and 64 aphids with 148 different plant species from the territory of Serbia. We identified 18 aphid genera of which the genus Aphis was represented by 38 species. The most frequent interactions between the parasitoid and the hosts were the ones of Aphis fabae, A. craccivora and A. ruborum on various plants comprising one third of the total trophic interactions listed here.

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