Homoporus febriculosus (Girault, 1917)

Lotfalizadeh, Hossein, Karimpour, Younes, Delvare, Gérard & Rasplus, Jean-Yves, 2020, Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) obtained from common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Poaceae) in Iran with new records and descriptions of two new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 710, pp. 1-35: 17-19

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.710

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3A0F9FD-53DA-4716-8218-9EE898C6CBFF

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4332959

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4C30-FFC1-7629-6246-FD6514962D42

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Valdenar

scientific name

Homoporus febriculosus (Girault, 1917)
status

 

Homoporus febriculosus (Girault, 1917)  

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Material examined

IRAN – West-Azarbaijan Province • 4 ♀♀, 1 ♂; Urmia, Kelïsä Kandï ; 37º29′ N, 45º01′ E; 1600 m a.s.l.; Apr. –early May 2017; Y. Karimpour leg.; M.-D. Mitroiu det.; ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   8 ♀♀, 1 ♂; Urmia, Häshtïan ; 37º47′ N, 44º39′ E; 1680 m a.s.l.; Apr. –early May 2017; Y. Karimpour leg.; M.- D. Mitroiu det.; ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   2 ♀♀; Urmia, Hesar-e Türkmän ; 37º26′ N, 45º13′ E; 1293 m a.s.l.; Apr. –early May 2017; Y. Karimpour leg.; M.-D. Mitroiu det.; ex Phragmites australis   ; CBGP GoogleMaps   1 ♀, same collection data as for preceding; HMIM GoogleMaps  

Remarks

Homoporus febriculosus   is a Palaearctic species that is distributed from UK to Turkey and also reported from Canada ( Noyes 2020). It is known as a parasitoid of some Diptera   ( Agromyzidae   , Cecidomyiidae   , Chloropidae   ) and Hymenoptera   ( Braconidae Latreille, 1829   , Cephidae Newman, 1834   and Eurytomidae   ) and in our rearing, it seems to be parasitoid of Tetramesa   spp. ( Eurytomidae   ) and Lipara   spp. ( Chloropidae   ) associated with P. australis   .

All the characters of the sampled specimens well match those reported by Gahan (1933) with the following variations: much larger, body length of females vary from 3.3 to 3.8 mm and males from 2.5

to 3.17 mm vs female 2–2.8 mm and males 1.2–2.3 mm ( Gahan 1933); head and mesosoma dark, with slight metallic greenish-blue to violet tinge versus dark metallic green ( Gahan 1933).