Neococcidencyrtus poutiersi (Mercet, 1922)

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: 8-10

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Neococcidencyrtus poutiersi (Mercet, 1922)


Neococcidencyrtus poutiersi (Mercet, 1922)  

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IRAN • 1 ♀; West-Azarbaijan Province , Urmia, Häshtïan; 37º47′ N, 44º39′ E; 1680 m a.s.l.; Apr. 2017; Y. Karimpour leg.; ex Phragmites australis   ; HMIM GoogleMaps   .


This species is only known from Turkmenistan and is a parasitoid of Diaspididae Targioni-Tozzetti, 1868   ( Hemiptera Linnaeus, 1758   ) ( Noyes 1987, 2020). This is the first record for Iran.

The species is about 2 mm long; brachypterous ( Fig. 5 View Fig A–B), fore wing mostly infuscate with interrupted hyaline fascia, venation extending over at least two-thirds of wing, linea calva interrupted by 2–3 setae; fronto-vertex in dorsal view narrower than the eye width ( Fig. 5B View Fig ); funicle in female 6-segmented, F6 about 2 × as broad as the first segment and much broader than the pedicel ( Fig. 5C View Fig ).