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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4586.3.6

A review of the Iranian species of genus Iconella Mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) with description of two new species

MOHAMMAD ZARGAR, ANKITA GUPTA, ALI ASGHAR TALEBI, SAMIRA FARAHANI

Abstract


The present study was carried out in the Khuzestan province of Iran during 2016−2017. In total, five species of the genus Iconella were collected and identified, of which two new species are described and illustrated: Iconella mongashtensis Zargar & Gupta sp. nov., and I. similus Zargar & Gupta sp. nov. One species, Iconella meruloides (Nixon 1965), is recorded for the first time from Iran and two species, Iconella myeloenta and I. subcamilla, are new provincial records. The number of Iconella species in Iran is now raised to eight. An identification key to all Iranian species of the genus Iconella is provided.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, taxonomy, distribution, identification key, new taxa

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