The genus Elasmus Westwood, 1833 (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) in Iran with five new records

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Zoology, Ul’yanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ul’yanovsk, 432700, Russia


Six species of the genus Elasmus Westwood (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) were reported from Southeastern Iran. Five species viz., Elasmus indicus Rohwer, 1921, Elasmus johnstoni Ferrière, 1929, Elasmus nephantidis Rohwer, 1921, Elasmus phthorimaeae Ferrière 1947, Elasmus viridiceps Thomson, 1878, are recorded for the first time from Iran. Elasmus nudus (Nees, 1834) is already recorded from this country. Available biological data, geographical distribution as well as short taxonomic comments are given for each species. A key for identification of Iranian species of the genus Elasmus is presented.