Aprostocetus gala (WALKER, 1847)

Shafiee, Sepideh, Hesami, Shahram, M, Seyed & Gheibi, Mehdi, 2015, New records of Eulophidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from Iran, Linzer biologische Beiträge 47 (1), pp. 741-747: 744

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Aprostocetus gala (WALKER, 1847)


Aprostocetus gala (WALKER, 1847)  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Iran: Kerman, Kouhpayeh, Shahid Bahonar camp, 30˚30 ˚9´E, 2441m, 11.VII.2012, ex galls on Rosa beggeriana SCHRENK (S. SHAFIEE), 6♀♀ & 533.

D i a g n o s i s Female: Yellow with the following parts dark brown: antenna (with scape paler); upper part of scrobe, area near ocelli on vertex, apical corners of scapula and axilla, natauli, anterior corners of propleuron and transverse bands on gaster; antenna with 2 anelli; F1 equal to F2; mesoscutum with single row of five adnotaular setae on either side; SMV with four dorsal setae; metasoma slightly longer than head plus mesosoma ( NARENDRAN 2007).

B i o l o g y: This species is a parasitoid of ( Diptera   : Cecidomyiidae   ) and ( Coleoptera   : Curculionidae   ) ( NARENDRAN 2007).

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Australia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Montserrate, Nearctic, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, USA and India ( NARENDRAN 2007).