Wasps of the subfamily Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Iran

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:S. Farahani, Talebi, A. A., Rakhshani, E.
Journal:Zoology in the Middle East
Start Page:65
Keywords:Braconidae, distribution, Doryctinae, Iran, new records, taxonomy

Thirteen species in 8 genera of the subfamily Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) were collected in the north of Iran during 2010 and 2011. Of these, ten species are recorded for the first time for the Iranian fauna: Dendrosoter protuberans (Nees, 1834), Hecabolus sulcatus Curtis, 1834, Heterospilus tauricus Telenga, 1941, Leluthia asiatica (Tobias, 1980), Ontsira longicaudis (Giraud, 1857), Rhaconotus aciculatus Ruthe, 1857, R. scaber Kokujev, 1900, Spathius brevicaudis (Ratzeburg, 1844), S. curvicaudis Ratzeburg, 1844, and S. exarator (Linnaeus, 1758). A key to the genera and species and an updated checklist of Iranian Doryctinae are provided.

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