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Taxonomic and faunistic study of Aulacidae (Hymenoptera, Evanioidea) from Iran, with illustrated key to species

Research paper by Zoosystematics and Evolution 94(1): 95-108 DOI: 10.3897/zse.94.22501 : Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam, Giuseppe Fabrizio Turrisi

Indexed on: 20 Apr '18Published on: 02 Feb '18Published in: Zoosystematics and Evolution



Abstract

Zoosystematics and Evolution 94(1): 95-108 DOI: 10.3897/zse.94.22501 Authors: Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam, Giuseppe Fabrizio Turrisi : Aulacidae are parasitoids of wood-boring larvae of Hymenoptera and Coleoptera, known in all zoogeographic regions of the World, except Antarctic. Two aulacids, Pristaulacus compressus (Spinola, 1808) and the rare Pristaulacus mourguesi Maneval, 1935, have been recently collected from Iran, the latter being a new record. Based on available data, the Iranian aulacid fauna includes five species within a single genus, Pristaulacus Kieffer 1900. A brief taxonomic treatment, as well as morphometric data and an illustrated key to species, are provided. HTML XML PDF