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Published: 2016-01-12

Updated checklist of Iranian Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza (Egypt).
Department of Plant Protection, Yadegar - e-Imam Khomeini (RAH) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran).
Bleichestrasse 15, CH–4058 Basel (Switzerland).
Naturhistorisches Museum, 2. Zoologische Abteilung, Burgring 7, A–1010 Wien (Austria).
Hymenoptera Braconidae Opiinae new records checklist Iran

Abstract

An updated checklist of Opiinae from Iran is provided including 101 species from 11 genera (Atormus van Achterberg, 1997, Biosteres Foerster, 1862, Eurytenes Forster, 1862, Fopius Wharton, 1987, Indiopius Fischer, 1966, Opius Wesmael, 1835, Phaedrotoma Forster, 1862, Pokomandya Fischer, 1959, Psyttalia Walker, 1860, Utetes Forster, 1862 and Xynobius Forster, 1862) belonging to two tribes (Biosterini and Opiini). Moreover, seven species Biosteres (Chilotrichia) punctiscuta (Thomson, 1895), Biosteres (Biosteres) remigii Fischer, 1971, Eurytenes (Eurytenes) abnormis (Wesmael, 1835), Opius (Hypocynodus) ponticus Fischer, 1958, Opius pygmaeator (Nees, 1811), Opius (Nosopoea) speciosus Fischer, 1959 and Phaedrotoma nitidulator (Nees, 1834) are recorded for the first time from Iran.

 

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