A survey on the tribes Phaeogenini and Platylabini (Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae) with two generic records for the fauna of Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Zoologische Staatssammlung München Münchhausenstr

3 ferdowsi university

4 Zabol University

5 Ferdowsi University of mashhad

6 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


The tribes Phaeogenini Förster, 1869 and Platylabini Berthoumieu, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) were studied in Golestan province, Northeastern Iran, during 2015-2016. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps and sweeping nets. Totally, 8 species belonging to 6 genera were identified which among them, two genera including Misetus Wesmael, 1845 and Stenodentus Berthoumieu, 1897 from the tribe Phaeogenini were new records for the fauna of Iran. With this study, the number of Iranian recorded species of Phaeogenini increased to 24 (14 genera). An identification key to the collected genera of Phaeogenini is also provided. The descriptions of these new Iranian species of Phaeogenini, Stenodontus marginellus, Stenodontus meridionator and Misetus oculatus are provided along with morphological diagnostic characters for all of the collected species.


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