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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||North-Western Journal of Zoology|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Aphid hyperparasitoids
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology