A contribution to the scelionid wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from some regions of Eastern Iran

N. Samin, H. Ghahari, E. Koçak & Gh.R. Radjabi

Abstract. The Scelionidae were studied in some regions of Eastern Iran. In total 23 species from 7 genera were collected, among which two species, Eumicrosoma phaeax (Nixon, 1938) and Sparasion punctatissimum Kieffer, 1906, are new records for Iran.
Key words: fauna, Eastern Iran, Hymenoptera, Scelionidae

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2011, 20(2): 299-304  ▪  Published in print 25 December 2011

Open full article  


Austin A.D, Johnson N.F. & Downton M. 2005. Systematics, evolution and biology of scelionid and platygastrid wasps. Annual Review of Entomology, 50: 553–582. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.ento.50.071803.130500

Galloway I.D. & Austin A.D. 1983. Revision of the Scelioninae (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) in Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementry Series, 99: 1–138. https://doi.org/10.1071/AJZS099

Ghahari H., Havaskary M., Tabari M., Ostovan H., Sakenin H. & Satar A. 2009. An annotated catalogue of Orthoptera (Insecta) and their natural enemies from Iranian rice fields and surrounding grasslands. Linzer biologische Beiträge, 41: 639–672.

Javahery M. 1968. The egg parasite complex of British Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera): taxonomy of Telenominae (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 120: 417–436. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1968.tb00345.x

Johnson N.F. 1984. Systematic of Nearctic Telenomus: Classification and revisions of the podisi and phymatae species groups (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Bulletin of Ohio Biological Survey, 6(3): 1–113.

Johnson N.F. 1992. Catalog of world Proctotrupoidea excluding Platygastridae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 51: 1–825.

Johnson N.F. 2010. Fauna Europaea: Scelionidae. In: Noyes J. (Ed.) Fauna Europaea: Hymenoptera. Fauna Europaea version 2.2, http://www.faunaeur.org (accessed 12 October 2010).

Johnson N.F., Masner L. & Musetti L. 2008. Review of genera of the tribe Sparasionini (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae), and description of two new genera from the new World. American Museum Novitates, 3629: 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1206/578.1

Koçak E. 2007. Egg parasitoids of sunn pest in Turkey: a review. In: Parker B.L. et al. (Eds) Proceedings of Second International Conference on Sunn Pest (19–22 July 2004, Aleppo, Syria). Sunn pest management, a decade of progress, 1994–2004: 225–235. Beirut, Lebanon: The Arab Society for Plant Protection.

Koçak E. & Kılınçer N. 2000. Trissolcus species (Scelionidae, Hymenoptera) new records for the beneficial fauna of Turkey. Plant Protection Bulletin, 40(3–4): 169–177.

Koçak E. & Kılınçer N. 2003. Taxonomic studies on Trissolcus sp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), egg parasitoids of sunn pest (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae: Eurygaster sp.), in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 27(4): 301–317.

Kononova S.V. 1992. Fauna of Ukraine. Volume 11. Parasitic Hymenoptera. Part 10. Proctotrupoid scelionid parasitoids of the subfamilies Scelioninae and Telenominae. Kiev: Naukova Dumka. 255 p. (In Russian).

Kozlov M.A. 1978. Nadsemeystvo Proctotrupo­idea [Superfamily Proctotrupoidea]. In: Medvedev G.S. (Ed.) [Determination of insects of the European part of the USSR.] Vol. 3, part 2: 538–664. Leningrad: Nauka. (In Russian).

Kononova S.V. & Kozlov M.A. 2008. Scelionids of the Palearctic (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Subfamily Scelioninae. Saint Petersburg: Tovarishchestvo Nauchnykh Izdanii KMK. 489 p. (In Russian).

Kozlov M.A. & Kononova S.V. 1983. Telenominae of the fauna of the USSR (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae, Telenominae). Leningrad: Nauka. 336 p.

Kozlov M.A. & Lee X.H. 1988. Trissolcus. In: Medvedev G.S. (Ed.). Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. III. Hymenoptera. Part I: 1110–1179. Leningrad: Nauka.

Modarres Awal M. 1997. Scelionidae. In: List of agricultural pests and their natural enemies in Iran: 279–280. Tehran: Ferdowsi University Press.

Orr D.B. 1988. Scelionid wasps as biocontrol agents: a review. Florida Entomologist, 71: 506–525. https://doi.org/10.2307/3495011

Radjabi Gh. 2001. Trissolcus esmailii sp. n. (Hym.: Scelionidae), an egg parasitoid of Eurygaster intergriceps Put. and Dolycoris baccarum L. in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science, 7: 106–112.

Remaudière G. & Skaf R. 1963. Analyse du complexe des Hyménoptères parasites oophages d’Eurygaster integriceps Put. [Het. Pentatomidae] en Syrie. Revue de Pathologie végétale et Dé Entomologie Agricole de France, 42(1): 15–25.

Safavi M. 1974. Etude bio-ecologiue des hymenopteres parasites des oeufs des punaises des cereals en Iran. Tehran: Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute. 159 p.

Sakenin Chelav H., Imani S., Shirdel F., Samin N. & Havaskary M. 2008. Identification of Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) and their host plants in central and eastern Mazandaran province and introducing of many dominant natural enemies. Plant & Ecosystem, 15: 37–51. (In Persian with English Summary).

Samin N., Koçak E., Shojai M. & Havaskary, M. 2010a. An annotated list of the Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) from the Arasbaran biosphere reserve and vicinity, northwestern Iran. Far Eastern Entomologist, 210: 1–8.

Samin N., Koçak E., Ghahari H. & Shojai M. 2010b. A checklist of Iranian Telenomus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidae: Scelionidae: Telenominae). Linzer biologische Beiträge 42(2): 1437–1444.

Tarla Ş. 1997. Determination of sunn pest, Eurygaster integriceps Put.’s egg parasitoid in Antakya region and investigation on mass culture property of them. M:K:Ü: Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, M. Sc. Thesis, Antakya, 57 p.

Voegele J. 1964. Asolcus bennisi n. sp. (Hymenoptera, Proctotrupoidea) parasite oophage de Graphosoma lineata L. (Het. Pentatomidae). Entomophaga, 9: 119–122. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02375748

Volume, Year:
Vol. 28. 2019
Vol. 27. 2018
Vol. 26. 2017
Vol. 25. 2016
Vol. 24. 2015
Vol. 23. 2014
Vol. 22. 2013
Vol. 21. 2012
Vol. 20. 2011
Vol. 19. 2010
Vol. 18. 2009
Vol. 17. 2008
Vol. 16. 2007
Vol. 15. 2006
Vol. 14. 2005
Vol. 13. 2004
Vol. 12. 2003
Vol. 11. 2002
Vol. 10. 2001
Vol. 9. 2000
Vol. 8. 1999
Vol. 7. 1998
Vol. 6. 1997
Vol. 5. 1996
Vol. 4. 1995
Vol. 3. 1994
Vol. 2. 1993
Vol. 1. 1992
Suppl. 2. 2018