A Contribution to some Chalcidoida Wasps (Hymenoptera) from Iran


Affiliations

  • 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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hymenoptera, Parasitoid, Fauna, Iran.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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