Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) obtained from common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Poaceae) in Iran with new records and descriptions of two new species

  • Hossein Lotfalizadeh Plant Protection Research Department, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Tabriz
  • Younes Karimpour Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Urmia University, Urmia
  • Gérard Delvare CIRAD, UMR 1062 CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez
  • Jean-Yves Rasplus CBGP, Univ. Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier
Keywords: Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Eupelmidae, Pteromalidae, Eurytomidae, Norbanus, Stenomalina, Torymidae, new species, new record


Fourteen species of Chalcidoidea (Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Eupelmidae, Eurytomidae, Pteromalidae and Torymidae) were obtained from the common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Poaceae) in the Urmia region, in the northwest of Iran. Among these species, two new species of Pteromalidae are described hereafter: Norbanus persicus Lotfalizadeh & Rasplus sp. nov. and Stenomalina delvarei Lotfalizadeh & Rasplus sp. nov. Anagyrus near alienus Japoshvili, 2002, Asitus sp., Cheiloneurus paralia (Walker, 1837), Echthroplexiella obscura (Hoffer, 1952), Neococcidencyrtus poutiersi (Mercet, 1922) (all Encyrtidae), Aprostocetus orithyia (Walker, 1839) (Eulophidae), Eupelmus phragmitis Erdös, 1955 (Eupelmidae), Aximopsis deserticola (Zerova, 2004) comb. nov., Tetramesa phragmitis (Erdös, 1952) and Tetramesa sp. (all Eurytomidae), Homoporus febriculosus (Girault, 1917) (Pteromalidae) and Torymus arundinis (Walker, 1833) (Torymidae) were also obtained from our laboratory rearing. Nine of these species are recorded for the first time from Iran.


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How to Cite
Lotfalizadeh, H., Karimpour, Y., Delvare, G., & Rasplus, J.-Y. (2020). Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) obtained from common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Poaceae) in Iran with new records and descriptions of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, (710).