A checklist of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) from Iran

Document Type : Research articles



The list of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) of Iran is updated. Until
now, 502 species belonging to 189 genera and 24 subfamilies are recorded. Two
subfamilies, Cryptinae and Ichneumoninae, are the most species-rich groups, while the
subfamilies Brachycyrtinae, Collyriinae, Cylloceriinae, Hybrizontinae, Mesochorinae,
Orthocentrinae and Orthopelmatinae represented by only one species in Iran. Three
species of family, Anisobas rebellis Wesmael, 1845 (Ichneumoninae), Exochus britannicus
Morley, 1911 (Metopiinae) and Trychosis priesneri Rossem, 1971 (Cryptinae), are also newly
recorded for the fauna of Iran. We also present additional comments for the valid names
of some species, together with the general distribution.