Chalcis Fabricius, 1787,

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: 256

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Chalcis Fabricius, 1787


Chalcis Fabricius, 1787 

The genus Chalcis  currently consists of over 60 known species but only 24 are valid when excluding those actually belonging to Brachymeria  and the Palaearctic species for which the types could not be traced (GD, personal observation). However, only four valid species are known from the Palaearctic region. Two species, namely C. biguttata Spinola, 1808  and C. sispes  L. have already been reported from Iran (Lotfalizadeh et al. 2012; Tavakoli Roodi et al. 2016).