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pourhaji A, Lotfalizadeh H, Kasebi N, Gharali B, Ameri A. Associated Bracon Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with flower-heads of Asteraceae in Iran. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2022; 8 (1) :35-47
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1- Plant Protection Research Department, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Agricultural Research, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran. , a_pourhaji@yahoo.com
2- Plant Protection Research Department, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Agricultural Research, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran.
3- Department of Forest and Rangeland, East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research & Education Center, Agricultural Research, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran.
4- Plant Protection Research Department, Qazvin Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Agricultural Research, AREEO, Qazvin, Iran.
5- Department of Insect Taxonomy, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran.
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A study was conducted to determine the braconinae (Hym., Braconidae) parasitoid wasps, associated with Asteraceae in the northwest of Iran during 2013-2015. Ten species were reared from flower-heads of Asteraceae: Bracon bipartitus Wesmael, 1838; B. leptus Marshall, 1897; B. luteator Spinola, 1808; B. mariae Dalla Torre, 1898; B. pectoralis Wesmael, 1838; B. subrugosus Szépligeti, 1901; B. talyshicus Tobias, 1976; B. trucidator Marshall, 1888; B. tschitscherini Kokujev, 1904 and B. urinator (Fabricius, 1798), of which one species (i.e., B. talyshicus) is recorded for the first time from Iran. We also reared some non-frugivorous Tephritidae feeding on the collected flower-heads that can be possible host of these braconids. General distribution and biological associations for all species that have been collected in this study are compiled.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Hymenoptera
Received: 2021/06/16 | Accepted: 2021/11/18 | Published: 2022/01/5

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