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Data from: Telenomus nizwaensis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), an important egg parasitoid of the pomegranate butterfly Deudorix livia Klug (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Oman

Citation

Polaszek, A. et al. (2021), Data from: Telenomus nizwaensis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), an important egg parasitoid of the pomegranate butterfly Deudorix livia Klug (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Oman, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.sxksn0329

Abstract

The pomegranate butterfly Deudorix (=Virachola) livia is the major pest of pomegranate, a crop of economic importance, in Oman. A species of parasitoid wasp in the hymenopteran family Scelionidae is responsible for high levels of mortality of its eggs. This wasp is described herein as Telenomus nizwaensis Polaszek sp. n. based on morphology and DNA sequence data. Telenomus nizwaensis is currently known only from D. livia, which is also a pest of economic importance on other crops in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean. We summarise current knowledge of T. nizwaensis life-history and its potential to provide biological pest control.

Methods

Data collection: nucleotide sequences were downloaded from GenBank.

Data processing: multiple sequence alignments were generated with MAFFT. Phylogenetic analyses were conducted with IQ-TREE.

Usage Notes

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