JOURNAL OF INSECT BIODIVERSITY AND SYSTEMATICS Ichneumonid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the northwest of Iran

Alireza Pourhaji, Hossein Lotfalizadeh, Reza Farshbaf-Pourabad, Babak Gharali, Abbas Mohammadi-Khoramabadi, Samira Farahani
2016 J Insect Biodivers Syst   unpublished
This study was conducted to collect and identify ichneumonid parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) feeding on the plants of the family Asteraceae in the northwest of Iran during 2013-2015. Five species of ichneumon wasps on five species of fruit flies were reared. They were as follows: Cremastus lineatus on Urophora terebrans; Diadegma maculatum on Hypenidium robrowskii; Scambus brevicornis on Sphenella marginata, Scambus rufator on Terellia gynacochroma and Urophora sp.
more » ... and Urophora sp. and Tranosema sp. on Tephritis sp. dioscurea group. Of them, Cremastus lineatus, S. rufator and Tranosema sp. are new records for ichneumonid fauna of Iran. All host-parasitoid-plant associations were newly established to the science. General distribution of these parasitoids and their biological associations were discussed.