Tetrastichinae (Hym.: Eulophidae) Associated with Plant Galls in Kerman Province, with Ten New Records from Iran
Keywords:Tetrastichinae, Diplolepis fructuum, Rosa beggeriana, Salix alba, Ephedra major, Artemisia sieberi, host, new records, Iran.
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 FÃ¶erster, Sigmophora Rondani, and Stepanovia Kostjukov, Tetrastichinae (Hym.: Eulophidae). Ten species are newly recorded for the Iranian fauna including Aprostocetus arenarius (ErdÃ¶s), 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.
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