Brachymeria tibialis (Walker, 1834),

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: 255

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Brachymeria tibialis (Walker, 1834)


Brachymeria tibialis (Walker, 1834) 

Material examined. IRAN: Fars, Kohmare, loc  . 11, 08.v. 2010, (7 ♀, 5 ♂) (in JIAU and CIRAD: GDEL0378 and GDEL0379).

Distribution. This species is widely distributed in the Oriental and Palaearctic regions and was also introduced in North America for the control of Lymantria dispar  .

Hosts. The species was reared from a number of lepidopterous hosts mostly living in arboreal habitats (Noyes 2017). In Iran, it was reared from Pandemis in Azarbaijan  and Ocneria joeniteris  [ Ocneria signatoria poenitens Stgr.  ] ( Lepidoptera  , Lymantriidae  ) on Tamarix  and Pistacia atlantica subsp. mutica  in the Kerman province (Lotfalizadeh et al. 2012).