New species of herb gallwasps from the Middle East (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae, Aylacini)

Y. Karimpour, M. Tavakoli, G. Melika

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Four new species of cynipid herb gallwasps, Aulacidea tavakolii Melika, new species; Isocolus freidbergi Melika, new species; Isocolus beheni Melika & Karimpour, new species and Isocolus karimpouri Melika & Tavakoli, new species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Aylacini) from Iran and Israel are described. Data on the diagnosis, distribution and biology of the new species are given. Seven species of aylacine gallwasps were known from the Middle East. One species, Isocolus centaureae Diakontschuk, reported for the first time from this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-32
Number of pages17
Issue number1854
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 2008


  • Aulacidea
  • Aylacini
  • Cynipidae
  • Gallwasp
  • Isocolus
  • Morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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