Genera of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) collected from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Fakhruddin and Mian Inayatullah
Microgastrines were collected from nine districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. More than 1200 specimens were collected and examined for proper identification.Results show that a total of nine genera occured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa viz; Apanteles Foerster, Cotesia Cameron, Dolichogenidea Viereck, Diolcogaster Ashmead, Glyptapanteles Ashmead, Snellenius Westwood, Microplitis Foerster, Microgaster Latreille, and Paroplitis Wasmaeli. The genus Paroplitis Wasmaeli had been recorded for the first time as new record from Pakistan. The most speciose and diverse genus was Cotesia Cameron, having eight species and was recorded from different argro-ecological zones of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The other genera Microplitis Foerster and Apanteles Foerster having five species each and Dolichogenidea Viereck, Diolcogaster Ashmead, Glyptapanteles Ashmead, Microgaster Latreille, Snellenius Westwood represented by one species each respectively. Distributional notes and images of key morphological features are provided for each genus and a new key to the microgastrine genera of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is presented.