Occurrence of eulophid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae) in rice fields of eastern Guilan, Iran

Zainab-Alssadat Bayegan, Hossein Lotfalizadeh, Mohammad-Reza Zargaran
J. Crop Prot   unpublished
Considering the importance of parasitic wasps in biological control of pests, a faunal study was conducted in the year 2012 on eulophid wasps (Hym.: Chalcidoidea) in rice fields in the east of Guilan province, southern coast of Caspian Sea. Several specimens were captured via Malaise traps. The specimens were identified as Aprostocetus deobensis (Graham), Aprostocetus mycerinus (Walker), Elasmus phthorimaeae Ferrière and Hemiptarsenus sp. Two species, A. deobensis and A. mycerinus are new
more » ... rinus are new records for Iran. In addition, association of A. deobensis, A. mycerinus and E. phthorimaeae with rice is new.