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      Tetramesa amica and its parasitoid Eurytoma amicophaga (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae): two new species associated with medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae (Poaceae)

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          Medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae ( Poales : Poaceae ), is an annual grass native to central Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is a noxious, invasive weed in much of western North America. During field explorations carried out in Greece in 2017, the new phytophagous eurytomid Tetramesa amica Lotfalizadeh, sp. nov. and its parasitoid Eurytoma amicophaga Lotfalizadeh, sp. nov., also new to science, were recorded for the first time on medusahead. These new species are described and characters that enable to recognize them from their closest relatives are summarized. Tetramesa species are generally species-specific gall-inducers. They induce damages that may have a significant impact on the physiology of infested plants by reducing the productivity of flowering heads and seed weight. Based on these data, T. amica Lotfalizadeh, sp. nov. is currently being investigated as a candidate biological control agent of medusahead.

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                Zookeys
                Zookeys
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                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:45048D35-BB1D-5CE8-9668-537E44BD4C7E
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91BD42D4-90F1-4B45-9350-EEF175B1727A
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2020
                18 December 2020
                : 1005
                : 133-149
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Plant Protection Research Department, East Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research & Education Center, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran East Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research & Education Center Tabriz Iran
                [2 ] CBGP, Univ. Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France Univ. Montpellier Montpellier France
                [3 ] Centro di Ricerca Casaccia, Agenzia Nazionale Nuove Tecnologie, Energia, e Sviluppo Economico (ENEA), Via Anguillarese, 301, I-00123, Rome, Italy Agenzia Nazionale Nuove Tecnologie Rome Italy
                [4 ] Biotechnological and Biological Control Agency (BBCA) onlus, Rome, Italy Biotechnological and Biological Control Agency Rome Italy
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Hossein Lotfalizadeh ( hlotfalizadeh@ 123456gmail.com )

                Academic editor: A. Köhler

                Article
                56353
                10.3897/zookeys.1005.56353
                7762749
                Hossein Lotfalizadeh, Jean-Yves Rasplus, Massimo Cristofaro, Francesca Marini

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Categories
                Research Article
                Chalcidoidea
                Eurytomidae
                Hymenoptera
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Systematics
                Paleozoic
                Europe
                World

                Animal science & Zoology

                weeds, phytophagous, parasitoid, chalcidoidea , biological control

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