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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 462-467

Diversity of Mymarid Fauna (Mymaridae: Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera) in Different Agroecosystems of Tamil Nadu, India
A. Eniya1*, C. Chinniah1, S. Manickavasagam2, K. Premalatha1 and K. Eraivan Arutkani Aiyanathan3
1Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, 625 104, Tamil Nadu, India
2Parasitoid Taxonomy and Biocontrol Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
3Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, TNAU, India
*Corresponding author

An extensive survey for the diversity of mymarid fauna, internal solitary egg parasitoid was conducted in different agroecosystems of Tamil Nadu, during August 2018 – April, 2019. A total number of 1901 mymarid specimens were collected by using yellow pan traps in different cropping ecosystems viz., mango, sapota, grapes, brinjal, red gram, cotton, coffee, medicinal plants, and marigold. The mymarids were identified upto generic level. Out of 38 genera (Manickavasagam and Athithya, 2018) reported in India so far, 20 genera have been described from this faunistic study Acmopolynema Oglobin, Anagrus Haliday, Anaphes Haliday, Arescon Walker, Alaptus Westwood, Allanagrus Noyes & Valentine, Camptoptera Forster, Dicopomorpha Oglobin, Dicopus Enock, Eofoersteria Mathot, Erythmelus Enock, Gonatocerus Nees, Lymaenon Walker, Mymar Curtis, Narayanella Subba Rao, Omyomymar Schauff, Palaeoneura Water house, Polynema Haliday, Stephanocampta Mathot and Stethynium Enock. Among the mymarids, the most predominant genera was Anagrus Haliday and the least was Stephanocampta Mathot in this diversity study.

Keywords: Biodiversity, Agroecosystems, Mymaridae, Egg parasitoid

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Eniya, A., C. Chinniah, S. Manickavasagam, K. Premalatha and Eraivan Arutkani Aiyanathan, K. 2019. Diversity of Mymarid Fauna (Mymaridae:Chalcidoidea: Hymenoptera) in Different Agroecosystems of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 462-467. doi:
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