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Biologia

, Volume 72, Issue 12, pp 1494–1498 | Cite as

Occurrence of the rare root aphid parasitoid, Aclitus obscuripennis (Hymeoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in Iran

  • Samira Farahani
  • Ali Asghar Talebi
  • Petr Starý
  • Ehsan RakhshaniEmail author
Section Zoology

Abstract

The sampling surveys were conducted in the northern Iran, using several Malaise traps, during 2010–2011. A single specimen of a rare root aphid parasitoid, Aclitus obscuripennis Förster, 1862 (Hym.: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) was identified among the collected specimens. This is the first record of the genus Aclitus in Iran and western Asian area. Aclitus obscuripennis is re-described and illustrated and its occurrence in Iran is discussed. Additional specimens from central Europe were examined and compared. Our findings introduced a new tritrophic ecological system to be further investigated in upcoming studies

Key words

Western Asia new record parasitoid wasps Hyrcanian forest 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samira Farahani
    • 1
  • Ali Asghar Talebi
    • 2
  • Petr Starý
    • 3
  • Ehsan Rakhshani
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Research Institute of Forests and RangelandsAgricultural Research Education and Extension Organization, (AREEO)TehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Department of EntomologyTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Institute of EntomologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicČeské BudejoviceCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Plant Protection, College of AgricultureUniversity of ZabolIran

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