Brachymeria minuta (Linnaeus, 1767),

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 minuta (Linnaeus, 1767)


Brachymeria minuta (Linnaeus, 1767) 

Material examined. IRAN: Fars, Sepidan, loc  . 10, 2010, (1 ♂) (in JIAU).

Distribution. Widely distributed in Palaearctic and also recorded from the Oriental ( India, Vietnam) and Australasian regions.

Hosts. This parasitoid belongs to the minuta  species group as defined by Delvare & Huchet (2017) and includes primary parasitoids of synanthropic flies, for example B. minuta  , and rarely secondary parasitoids of Orthoptera  or Lepidoptera  through tachinid or sarcophagid Diptera  (Steffan 1959; Delvare & Huchet 2017). Nevertheless, it has previously been reported in Iran as a parasitoid of Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Lepidoptera  , Lymantriidae  ) (Lotfalizadeh et al. 2012).