Three new species and two new records of the genus Cotesia Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Iran

  • Mohammad Zargar Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-336, Tehran
  • Ankita Gupta ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insects Resources, P.B. No. 2491, H.A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, 560 024 Bangalore
  • Ali Asghar Talebi Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-336, Tehran
  • Samira Farahani Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), P.O. Box 13185-116, Tehran
Keywords: Cotesia, Khuzestan, faunistic list, modified key


The present study is based on the genus Cotesia Cameron,1891 collected from Khuzestan Province in the Southwestern part of Iran during 2016–2017. Nine species (+200 specimens) of the genus Cotesia were collected and identified. We recognised three new species, which we describe and illustrate here: Cotesia elongata Zargar & Gupta sp. nov., C. khuzestanesis Zargar & Gupta sp. nov. and C. zagrosensis Zargar & Gupta sp. nov. Two species are recorded for the first time from Iran: Cotesia cynthiae (Nixon, 1974) and C. glabrata (Telenga, 1955). A faunistic list with species distribution in Iran, a modified key to include the new species and brief diagnoses for the new records from Iran are provided.


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How to Cite
Zargar, M., Gupta, A., Talebi, A. A., & Farahani, S. (2019). Three new species and two new records of the genus Cotesia Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Iran. European Journal of Taxonomy, (571).