A review of the tribe Meteorini (Cresson, 1887) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae) in Northern Iran, with eight new records

Document Type : Research articles



The tribe Meteorini (Cresson, 1887) (Braconidae: Euphorinae) of Northern Iran was
studied. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps during 2010 and 2011. A total
of 13 species were collected and identified, among them eight species viz., Zele albiditarsus
Curtis, Meteorus alborossicus Lobodenko, M. breviantennatus Tobias, M. cinctellus (Spinola), M.
colon (Haliday), M. consimilis (Nees), M. ictericus (Nees) and M. vexator (Haliday) were
recorded for the first time from Iran, including new records, number of Meteorini species
in Iran is now raised from 6 to 14. Detailed morphological characters for the recorded
species and an identification key to the known Iranian species of Meteorini are provided.