Dirhinus anthracia Walker, 1846,

Falahatpisheh, Ali, Fallahzadeh, Majid, Dousti, Abu Fazel & Delvare, Gérard, 2018, Review of Iranian Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with nomenclatural notes, Zootaxa 4394 (2), pp. 251-269: 257

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Dirhinus anthracia Walker, 1846


Dirhinus anthracia Walker, 1846 

Material examined. IRAN: Fars, Larestan , loc. 3, 26.vii.2112, (1 ♀) (in CIRAD: GDEL0357); same data  , 09.iv.2013 (5 ♂) (in JIAU).

Distribution. The species is widely distributed in the Old World tropics, reaching the Southern Palaearctic region on the border of its distribution. This is a new record for Iran.

Hosts. Dirhinus anthracia  was reared from a wide range of hosts, such as Tephritidae  and synanthropic flies ( Calliphoridae  , Sarcophagidae  , Muscidae  ) and it may also be a hyperparasitoid of Lepidoptera  ( Pyralidae  , Zygaenidae  , Bombycidae and Noctuidae  ) and even Orthoptera  ( Acrididae  ) through Tachinidae  . Five other Dirhinus  species have already been recorded from Iran ( Table 1).


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