Tetrastichinae (Hym.: Eulophidae) Associated with Plant Galls in Kerman Province, with Ten New Records from Iran

Authors

  • Asma MOEINADINI Dept. of Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
  • Seyed Massoud MADJDZADEH Dept. of Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
  • Ekaterina YEGORENKOVA Department of Zoology, Ul'yanovsk State Pedagogical University

Keywords:

Tetrastichinae, Diplolepis fructuum, Rosa beggeriana, Salix alba, Ephedra major, Artemisia sieberi, host, new records, Iran.

Abstract

Fourteen species of chalcid wasps associated with plant galls, Rosa beggeriana Schrenk, Ephedra major (Host), Salix alba L., and Artemisia sieberi Besser were found in Kerman Province, south-eastern Iran during 2010 - 2011. The identified wasps belong to four genera consisting of Aprostocetus Westwood, Baryscapus Föerster, Sigmophora Rondani, and Stepanovia Kostjukov, Tetrastichinae (Hym.: Eulophidae). Ten species are newly recorded for the Iranian fauna including Aprostocetus arenarius (Erdös), A. cecidomyiarum (Bouché), A. diplosidis Crawford, A. epicharmus (Walker), A. fabicola (Rondani), A. fonscolombei Graham, A. lycidas (Walker), A. minimus (Ratzeburg), A. rhipheus (Walker) and A. zoilus (Walker). A. arenarius, A. diplosidis, A. epicharmus, and A. fabicola are associated with Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen) (Hym.: Cynipidae) on Rosa beggeriana Schrenk. A. lycidas is associated with both D. fructuum on R. beggeriana and Artemisia sieberi Besser. A. cecidomyiarum, A. fonscolombei, A. rhipheus, and A. zoilus are associated with Ephedra major Host). A. minimus is associated with leaf galls of Salix alba L. short taxonomic comments, biological data and geographical distribution of the species are briefly mentioned.

Author Biographies

Asma MOEINADINI, Dept. of Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman

Seyed Massoud MADJDZADEH, Dept. of Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman

Ekaterina YEGORENKOVA, Department of Zoology, Ul'yanovsk State Pedagogical University

Department of Geography, Ul’yanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ul’yanovsk

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Published

2014-12-03

How to Cite

MOEINADINI, A., MADJDZADEH, S. M., & YEGORENKOVA, E. (2014). Tetrastichinae (Hym.: Eulophidae) Associated with Plant Galls in Kerman Province, with Ten New Records from Iran. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 16(3), 113–122. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/786

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society