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Taxonomy of Iranian Gonatopodinae (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae), with description of a new species

Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, P.O. Box 98615–538, I.R. Iran.
Tropical Entomology Research Center, Via De Gasperi 10, I–01100 Viterbo, Italy
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, P.O. Box 98615–538, I.R. Iran.
Hymenoptera biological control Cicadellidae Chrysidoidea Gonatopus Leafhoppers Opsius Sistan Tamarix wetlands

Abstract

Gonatopodinae (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea, Dryinidae) of Iran, were taxonomically reviewed. A recent sampling in South-Eastern Iran has led to the identification of eight species belonging to three different genera, Echthrodelphax Perkins (one species), Gonatopus Ljungh (six species), and Haplogonatopus Perkins (one species). A new species, Gonatopus opsiicida Rakhshani & Olmi sp. nov. is described and Illustrated. It was found  in association with leafhoppers on Tamarix stricta Boiss., in Hamoon international wetlands (Sistan, Iran). Two species, E. tauricus Ponomarenko and G. lunatus Klug, are recorded for the first time from Iran A description was also provided for the previously recorded species. The key for identification and distribution maps are also provided for the known species of Gonatopodinae in Iran.

 

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