First record of the family Proctotrupidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) from Iran, with five new species records

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:M. Izadizadeh, Talebi, A. A., Kolyada, V. A., Rakhshani, E.
Journal:Turkish Journal of Zoology

This survey was conducted to investigate the occurrence of the family Proctotrupidae in Iran. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps from northern Iran during 2010 and 2011. The family Proctotrupidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) is recorded from Iran for the first time. Five species belonging to four genera were identified: Proctotrupes gravidator (Linnaeus, 1758); P. brachypterus (Schrank, 1780); Cryptoserphus aculeator (Haliday, 1839); Disogmus obsoletus Brues, 1905; and Mischoserphus arcuator (Stelfox, 1950). All genera and species are new records for the fauna of Iran. An identification key for the genera of Proctotrupidae is provided.

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