New record of Phloeotribus scarabaeoides (Bernard, 1788) on introduced olive trees in Biskra region–Algeria

Abstract :

During an examination of the insects’ species living in association with olive trees after reconquest in Ziban at Biskra region, it was recorded 69 species grouped in 10 orders and 41 families. Under olive grove ecosystem and from the total recorded species, different type of niches were identified where 25% a phytophagous species, 21% omnivorous, predator and 13% were pests of olive trees. In addition to the known pest of olive trees that were sampled from our traps, an xylophagous species; Phloeotribus scarabaeoides (Bernard, 1788) belonging to Curculinidae family and Coleoptera order, was recorded for the first time in Biskra region feeding and boring on olive trees.


Keyword :

First record, Ziban olive grove, Phloeotribus scarabaeoides, introductionreconquest


Author(s) : Deghiche-Diab, N., Deghiche, L., Belhamra, Y. I.
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Published Issue : 2021 Vol. 16 Number 2


2021 Vol. 16 Number 2