A contribution to the knowledge of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) associated with aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Iran, including new records

Mar Ferrer-Suay, Jesús Selfa, María Victoria Seco-Fernández, George Melika, Azam Alipour, Ehsan Rakhshani, Ali Asghar Talebi, Juli Pujade-Villar

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Abstract

aphid-associated Charipinae (Hym., Figitidae) of Iran were investigated together with their primary-host parasitoid-aphid-plant trophic associations. Fifteen species in total were collected and identified during this study; of which Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902), A. brevis (Thomson, 1862), A. castanea (Hartig, 1841), A. macrophadna (Hartig, 1841), A. melanogaster (Hartig, 1840), A. pusilla (Kieffer, 1902), A. ruficollis (Cameron, 1883), A. tscheki (Giraud, 1860) and A. ullrichi (Giraud, 1860) are recorded for the first time from Iran. Six previously recorded species were also found; being Phaenoglyphis villosa (Hartig, 1841), A. citripes (Thomson, 1862), A. erythrothorax (Hartig, 1840), A. fuscicornis (Hartig, 1841), A. mullensis (Cameron, 1883) and A. victrix (Westwood, 1833). A discussion about diagnostic characters is presented for all species included here. The present contribution together with recent research has revealed many new records, and indicates various faunistic complexes in this poorly investigated region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-44
Number of pages15
JournalNorth-Western Journal of Zoology
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Alloxysta
  • Aphid hyperparasitoids
  • Charipinae
  • Figitidae
  • Iran
  • Phaenoglyphis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Seco-Fernández, M. V., Melika, G., Alipour, A., Rakhshani, E., Talebi, A. A., & Pujade-Villar, J. (2013). A contribution to the knowledge of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) associated with aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Iran, including new records. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 9(1), 30-44.