Contribution to the knowledge of the Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran

Document Type : Research articles



Twenty species and nine genera belonging to the family Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera:
Chalcidoidea) were collected in the present study in different locations of Khorasan
Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran between 2009 and 2010. The identified species
belong to three subfamilies: Miscogasterinae (1 species), Ormocerinae (2 species) and
Pteromalinae (17 species). Systasis parvula Thomson, 1876 and Mesopolobus sericeus (Förster,
1770) are reported for the first time from Iran. Short taxonomic comments, available
biological data as well as geographical distribution for each species are briefly mentioned.