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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 1, Issue 4


Iranian Aphelinidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)

Author(s): Shaaban Abd-Rabou*, Hassan Ghahari, Svetlana N. Myartseva & Enrique Ruíz-Cancin
Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki-Giza, Egypt.

Abstract: Aphelinidae is one of the most important families in biological control of insect pests at a worldwide level. The following catalogue of the Iranian fauna of Aphelinidae includes a list of all genera and species recorded for the country, their distribution in and outside Iran, and known hosts in Iran. In total 138 species from 11 genera (Ablerus, Aphelinus, Aphytis, Coccobius, Coccophagoides, Coccophagus, Encarsia, Eretmocerus, Marietta, Myiocnema, Pteroptrix) are listed as the fauna of Iran. Aphelinus semiflavus Howard, 1908 and Coccophagoides similis (Masi, 1908) are new records for Iran.

Map of Iran with boundaries of Provinces.

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