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The Aphaereta Förster, 1863 species of the Afrotropical region (including Madagascar) are reviewed.Three new species, A. elongata sp. n. (Kenya), A. hararensis sp. n. (Zimbabwe) and A. mosselensis sp. n. (South Africa) are described and illustrated. Re-descriptions of A. basirufa Granger, 1949 (Madagascar) and A. sarcophagensis Shenefelt, 1974 (South Africa) are added. Copyright Francisco Javier Peris-Felipo.


Gadallah N.S.,Cairo University | Ghahari H.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Peris-Felipo F.J.,Bleichestrasse 15
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

In the present study, the Iranian Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) fauna is summarized. It is based on a detailed study of all available published data and new material collected. In total 99 species belonging to 8 genera are from Iran: Apanteles Förster, 1862 (36 species), Cotesia Cameron, 1891 (34 species), Deuterixys Mason, 1981 (1 species), Diolco-gaster Ashmead, 1900 (4 species), Microgaster Latreille, 1804 (4 species), Microplitis Förster, 1862 (11 species), Phole-setor Mason, 1981 (4 species) and Protapanteles Ashmead, 1898 (5 species) in 4 tribes (Apantilini, Cotesiini, Microgastrini and Microplitini). A faunistic list with distribution data, and host records are given. Four species are new records for the fauna of Iran: Apanteles brunnistigma Abdinbekova, 1969, A. ingenuoides Papp, 1971, Microplitis decip-iens Prell, 1925 and M. marshallii Kokujev, 1898. © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Peris-Felipo F.J.,Bleichestrasse 15 | Belokobylskij S.A.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Achterberg C.V.,Naturalis Biodiversity Center | Perez-Fernandez T.,Grupo de Espeleologia de Villacarrillo GEV
Journal of Hymenoptera Research | Year: 2015

Dinotrema cavernicola sp n. was collected in two caves in Spain. This is the first Dinotrema species known to occur in caves. This new species is described and compared to D. affine (Fischer, 1973) and D. collybiae Munk & Peris-Felipo, 2014, species sharing a mid-longitudinal carina on the propodeum.


Gadallah N.S.,Cairo University | Ghahari H.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Peris-Felipo F.J.,Bleichestrasse 15 | Fischer M.,University of Vienna
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

In the present study, a catalogue of the Iranian Alysiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is given. It is based on a detailed study of all available published data. In total 78 species from 15 genera including Alloea Haliday, 1833 (1 species), Angelovia Zaykov, 1980 (1 species), Aphaereta Foerster, 1862 (2 species), Aspilota Foerster, 1862 (2 species), Chorebus Haliday, 1833 (42 species), Coelinidea Viereck, 1913 (2 species), Coloneura Foerster, 1862 (1 species), Dacnusa Haliday, 1833 (10 species), Dinotrema Foerster, 1862 (5 species), Idiasta Foerster, 1862 (1 species), Orthostigma Ratzeburg, 1844 (3 species), Phaenocarpa Foerster, 1862 (1 species), Protodacnusa Griffiths, 1964 (2 species), Pseudopezomachus Mantero, 1905 (2 species), and Synaldis Foerster, 1862 (3 species) are reported in this catalogue. Two species are new records for Iran: Coelinidea elegans (Curtis, 1829) and Dacnusa (Pachysema) aterrima Thomson, 1895. Also, a faunistic list with distribution data and host records is provided. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Peris-Felipo F.J.,Bleichestrasse 15 | Yari Z.,University of Zabol | Rakhshani E.,University of Zabol | Belokobylskij S.A.,Russian Academy of Sciences
ZooKeys | Year: 2016

A new species of Aspilota without mesoscutal pit, A. isfahanensis Peris-Felipo, sp. n., is described and illustrated from Iran. The new species is compared with its three morphologically most similar species, A. compressiventris Stelfox & Grahan, 1951, A. makita Papp, 2008 and A. spiracula Munk & Peris-Felipo, 2013, is provided. A key to the western Asian species of Aspilota is provided. © Francisco Javier Peris-Felipo et al.

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