Parasitic Hymenoptera Recovered by DNA Barcoding of Malaise Trap Collection at the Chittagong University Campus, Bangladesh
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages: 94-98
Received: Oct. 18, 2019; Accepted: Nov. 12, 2019; Published: Nov. 19, 2019
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Santosh Mazumdar, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Paul David Neil Hebert, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Badrul Amin Bhuiya, Biodiversity Research for Environmental Protection (BREP), Chattogram, Bangladesh
Mohammed Ismail Miah, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chattogram, Bangladesh
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In the natural ecosystems, parasitic Hymenoptera composes the most significant group of biocontrol agents. DNA barcode (658 bp sequence from the 5′-end of cytochromeoxidase I) analysis of hymenopterans collected in a Malaise trap in Chittagong university campus was performed to analyze the diversity of parasitic wasps. In the present study a total of 3,468 sequences were generated that represented 31 species, 83 genera and 22 families from seven superfamilies of Hymenoptera. Among them 25 species namely Aphanogmus fijiensis Ferriere, Telenomus remus Nixon, Ganaspis xanthopoda Ashmead, Encarsia sophia Girault & Dodd, Copidosoma floridanum Ashmead, C. thebe Walker, Ceranisus menes Walker, Hemiptarsenus varicornis Girault, Eupelmus martellii Masi, Trichogramma achaeae Nagaraja and Nagarkatti, Trichogrammatoidea bactrae Nagaraja, Binodoxys acalephae Marshall, B. communis Gahan, Aspidobracon noyesi van Achterberg, Bracon crassicornis Thomson, Cardiochiles fuscipennis Szepligeti, Apanteles boaris Walker, Glyptapanteles creatonoti Viereck, Phaedrotoma depressa Li & van Achterberg, Psyttalia fletcheri Silvestri, Aleiodes malichi Quicke & Butcher, A. prillae Quicke & Butcher, A. sutthisani Quicke & Butcher, Diplazon orientalis Cameron, Exochus pictus Holmgren, 58 genera, 12 subfamilies and 7 named families specifically Megaspilidae, Figitidae, Eupelmidae, Ormyridae, Perilampidae, Torymidae and Trigonalyidae are the first reports from Bangladesh. The results of this study will be resulted to determining of parasitic hymenopteran fauna in Bangladesh.
Parasitic Hymenoptera, Malaise Trap, DNA Barcode, Bangladesh
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Santosh Mazumdar, Paul David Neil Hebert, Badrul Amin Bhuiya, Mohammed Ismail Miah, Parasitic Hymenoptera Recovered by DNA Barcoding of Malaise Trap Collection at the Chittagong University Campus, Bangladesh, American Journal of BioScience. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2019, pp. 94-98. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20190706.12
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