A Contribution to some Chalcidoida Wasps (Hymenoptera) from Iran


  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Agriculture, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Plant Protection Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Giza, Egypt
  • Ghaemshahr Islamic Azad University, College of Agriculture, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Islamic Azad University, Department of Entomology, Fars Science and Research Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of


Parasitic wasps operate at a high trophic level and, because of their biology, tend to be highly specialized, sometimes having very narrow host ranges with at least local monophagy a frequent outcome. With attention to the high importance of superfamily Chalcidoidea in biological control programs of most ecosystems, the fauna of these beneficial insects was studied. A total of 69 species from 7 families including Eurytomidae, Torymidae, Ormyridae, Pteromalidae, Encyrtidae, Eupelmidae and Signiphoridae was identified. In this paper, the hosts of some parasitoids are given too.


Hymenoptera, Parasitoid, Fauna, Iran.

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