0934 Survey of natural enemies of red palm weevil in Syria

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 9:20 PM
Room A6, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Randa Abou Tara , Syria
Amal Sydawi , Syria
Hossam Amer , Syria
Gassan Rostum , Syria
Red palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus, has been introduced into Syria in 2001. it caused severe damages on palm trees. We determined Tow locations for its distribution (Latakia –Tartos). Palm tree is the only host has been recorded up-till now. We collect five species of natural enemies: Tow species are exo-parasites on adults of red palm weevil, the first one from Acari and the second from Diptera. Two species of entomopathgenic fungi first one Trichoderma second one is Fusarium, we isolate four different isolates from these fungus attack larvae and pupa and adults of red palm weevil. One species of Bacteria Bacillus attack larvae, we isolate two different isolates belong to bacillus species.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.34180