Bracon (Bracon) indubius Szépligeti, 1901

Zargar, Mohammad, Samartsev, Konstantin, Talebi, Ali Asghar & Farahani, Samira, 2020, Study of the genus Bracon Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Iran new subspecies, new records and an updated checklist, Zootaxa 4758 (2), pp. 201-230: 214

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4758.2.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3812448

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scientific name

Bracon (Bracon) indubius Szépligeti, 1901
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Bracon (Bracon) indubius Szépligeti, 1901  

( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 A–F)

Material examined. Khuzestan, Behbahan, Mansuriye , (30°38′08.99″N, 50°18′20.83″E, 320 m), 22.iv–5.v.2017, 1♀ ( ZISP) GoogleMaps   , 7–21.v.2017, 1♀ ( TMUC), Malaise trap in citrus orchards, leg. M. Zargar.  

General distribution. Palaearctic: Central Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Eu- rope.

Diagnosis: Width of head 1.5–1.7× as long as its length in dorsal view; POL:OD:OOL—3:2:6; malar space 0.6–0.8× as wide as mandibular base; width of face 1.7–1.8 × as large as its height; antenna with 26 antennomeres, shorter than body, penultimate flagellomere 1.5–1.7× as long as wide; mesosoma 1.6–1.7 × as long as its maximum height; mesoscutum smooth; propodeum smooth and without median carina; marginal cell of fore wing distinctly shortened, vein 3-SR 1.5× as long as vein 2-SR; length of pterostigma 2.6–2.8× its wide; length of TI 1.0–1.1× as long as its apical width; ovipositor 0.6–0.7× as long as metasoma; body smooth; face granulose, TI rugose, TII medially with rugose sculpture becoming weak laterally, subsequent tergites smooth; body black; legs brown.

Remark. Papp (2012: 64) considered B. indubius   as a variety of B. nigriventris Wesmael, 1838   . Examination of the types of both taxa revealed that their differences do not allow to consider them conspecific. Bracon indubius   distinctly differs from B. nigriventris   by shortened marginal cell and more long malar space.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Genus

Bracon