(Brief report)First Report of Three Pteromalid Wasps from Iran

Document Type : Research Article


Assistant Professor Center of Agricutural Research of East-Azarbaijan


The family of Pteromalidae (Hym: Chalcidoidea) is one of the largest families of Parasitic wasp. Members of this family wasp comprise of important natural enemies of many harmful insects in major insect orders such as Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and Homoptera; Therefore they have an important role in biological control of agricultural pests. The chalcid wasps belonging to this family was collected in kurdistan Province (in the West of Iran) during 2010 and 2011. Three Species of collected Pteromalidae wasp has been reported as new records from Iran. Species of Oodera monsterum (Nikolskaya, 1952), Stenoselma nigrum (Delucchi, 1956) and Conomorium amplum (Walker, 1935) was reported as new records from Iran.