Khakimov F.R. 2022. [Parasitoids and predators of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Tajikistan] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.21. No.3: 153–156 [in Russian, with English summary].

Institute of Zoology and Parasitology of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe 734025 Tajikistan. E-mail:

doi 10.15298/euroasentj.21.3.03

ABSTRACT. New data on parasitoids and predators of ladybirds of Tajikistan are presented. Parasitoids are presented by Phoridae fly species of the genus Phora Latreille, 1796 and a species of Hymenoptera, the braconid Dinocampus coccinellae (Schrank, 1802). Several species of predators of ladybirds are revealed both in the invertebrates, mantis Hierodula tenuidentata (Saussure, 1869), predatory bugs Rhynocoris iracundus (Poda, 1890) and Rhynocoris monticola (Oshanin, 1890), spiders of the genus Pritha Lehtinen, 1967, and in the vertebrates, chickens and two agama species, Paralaudakia caucasica (Eichwald, 1831) and Paralaudakia lehmani (Nikolsky, 1896).

KEY WORDS: Ladybird, parasite, predator, Tajikistan.

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