Check List 10(2): 441-444, doi: 10.15560/10.2.441
First record of Microplitis rufiventris Kokujev, 1914 (Braconidae: Microgastrinae) from Iran
expand article infoSamira Farahani, Ali Asghar Talebi§, Cornelis van Achterberg|, Ehsan Rakhshani
‡ Tarbiat Modares University, Iran§ Tarbiat Modares Universityg, Netherlands| Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Iran¶ University of Zabol, Iran
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Occurrence of the genus Microplitis Forster (Braconidae, Microgastrinae) was surveyed in the Northern part of Iran. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps during 2010–2011. Two species, Microplitis rufiventris Kokujev, 1914 and M. ochraceus Szepligeti, 1896 were collected and identified of which the first species is newly recorded from Iran. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of the species are briefly discussed.
Hymenoptera; Ichneumonoidea; Microplitis ochraceus; Microplitis rufiventris; Braconidae; distribution; Iran; Alborz