Aphidiinae parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Macrosiphoniella aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the western Palaearctic region

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Rakhshani, E., Tomanovic, Z., Starý, P., Kavallieratos, N. G., Ilic, M., Stankovic, S. S., Rajabi-Mazhar, N.
Journal:Journal of Natural HistoryJournal of Natural HistoryJournal of Natural History
Type of Article:Article
ISBN Number:0022-2933
Accession Number:WOS:000295320500003
Keywords:Aphidius stigmaticus sp, ASSOCIATIONS, Europe, Greece, Iran, key, Macrosiphoniella, NEES, NORTHWEST, nov., PHYLOGENETIC-RELATIONSHIPS, PRAON HALIDAY HYMENOPTERA, SOUTHEASTERN, USA, western Palaearctic region

The parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of Macrosiphoniella del Guercio (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from the western Palaearctic region are reviewed and keyed. The host associations and distribution of each species are summarized. Aphidius stigmaticus sp. nov. reared from Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria on Tanacetum polycephalum, which is another member of the Macrosiphoniella aphid parasitoid guild from high-mountain habitats in western Iran, is described in the present contribution. Some taxonomic problems within Macrosiphoniella parasitoid guilds are discussed as well.

Short Title:J. Nat. Hist.
Alternate Journal:J. Nat. Hist.
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