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Published: 2022-05-12

A new species of Coccobius Ratzeburg (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Aphelinidae) from Iran, with new host records for two species

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran. 2Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran.
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India.
Hymenoptera Parasitoid Lepidosaphes gloverii Punica granatum Iran

Abstract

A new species of Coccobius Ratzeburg (Hym.: Aphelinidae), C. hyrcanus Hayat & Shahbazvar, sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected in Mazandaran province, Iran. All specimens were reared from Lepidosaphes gloverii (Hem.: Diaspididae) on Punica granatum (Lythraceae). The new species is illustrated and its differences from other species are discussed. Also new host records are provided for two Iranian species of Coccobius.

 

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