Anagyrus, Howard, 1896

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: 4

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.4332963

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4C30-FFD2-7638-6240-FCE1156B29EB

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Valdenar

scientific name

Anagyrus
status

 

Anagyrus   near alienus Japoshvili, 2012  

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Material examined

IRAN – West-Azarbaijan Province • 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂; Urmia, Häshtïan ; 37º47′ N, 44º39′ E; 1680 m a.s.l.; Apr. –early May 2017; Y. Karimpour leg., ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   3 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂; Urmia, Hesar-e Türkmän ; 37º26′ N, 45º13′ E; 1293 m a.s.l.; Apr. 2017; Y. Karimpour leg., ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   1 ♀, 1 ♂; Urmia, Täzehkand-e Qäterchï ; 37º39′ N, 44º58′ E; 1335 m a.s.l.; Apr. –early May 2017; Y. Karimpour leg., ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

Our specimens possess all the diagnostic characters of A. alienus   , but the females are slightly larger (2.2 mm) than the type specimens of A. alienus   (1.7 mm). Furthermore, the scape ( Fig. 1B View Fig ) is also slightly wider than in A. alienus   (about 2.5 × vs 3.3× as long as broad in A. alienus   ), consequently our specimens could represent an undescribed species. Anagyrus alienus   was previously known from Turkey and our sampling locality is close to the type locality. The biology of A. alienus   is unknown ( Japoshvili 2012). Our sampling reveals an association of A. near alienus   with P. australis   , on which it is associated with a species of Pseudococcidae   ( Hemiptera   ) that appears to be a pest of P. australis   .