The first record of Exeurytoma anatolica Сam (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eurytomidae) in Iran

  • M. D. Zerova
  • A. Al-Sendi
  • V. N. Fursov
  • H. Adeli-Manesh
  • S. E. Sadeghi
  • S. Forouzani
  • A. R. Haghshenas
Keywords: Exeurytoma, Eurytomidae, chalcid wasps, Astragalus, Iran


The species Exeurytoma anatolica Сam (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eurytomidae), formerly known only from Turkey, was reared from seeds of Astragalus angustiflorus (C.Koch) (Fabaceae) in Iran for the first time. It is a firstly record of A. angustiflorus as a new host plant for Ex. anatolica. The species Ex. anatolica and Ex. сaraganae are phytophagous and develop in seeds of legume plants (Fabaceae). Redescription of Ex. anatolica is provided. Identification key to species of Exeurytoma is given. The species Ex. anatolica is differentiated by the ovipositor’s length which is about 1/3 as long as gaster and the length of first funicular segment which is in 1,2 times longer than pedicel. Material is deposited in the collection of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv).


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