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ZooKeys 458: Review of Gasteruption Latreille (Hymenoptera, Gasteruptiidae) from Iran and Turkey, with the description of 15 new species

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 458

By: Cornelius van Achterberg (Author), Ali Asghar Talebi (Author)

188 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #220499 | ISBN-13: 9789546427557
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Language: English

The family Gasteruptiidae, also known as carrot wasps, is a small cosmopolitan group of wasps with about 500 described species. Gasteruptiidae are traditionally classified in the superfamily Evanioidea, together with the Aulacidae and Evaniidae. Gaste­ruptiidae are easily recognized by the elongated neck, the swo­llen hind tibiae and the highly attached slender metasoma. Adults are free-living insects mainly feeding on nectar on flowers with easi­ly accessible nectar and may be seen hovering in front of bee nests. The larvae feed on the larval food of solitary bees, after consuming the egg or larva of the bee.

All known gasteruptiids from the Palaearctic Region belong to the genus Gasteruption Latreille, 1796. In Review of Gasteruption Latreille (Hymenoptera, Gasteruptiidae) from Iran and Turkey, with the description of 15 new species the species from North Iran and Turkey are revised, keyed and fully illustrated for the first time; 15 species are new for science. In total 36 species are treated of which 33 are recorded from Turkey and 23 from Iran.


Introduction   4
Material and methods   6
Gasteruption Latreille, 1796   10
Key to species of the genus Gasteruption Latreille from Iran and Turkey   10

Descriptions   50
Gasteruption aciculatum van Achterberg, sp. n.   50
Gasteruption agrenum van Achterberg, sp. n.   52
Gasteruption assectator (Linnaeus, 1758)   57
Gasteruption brevibasale van Achterberg & Saure, sp. n.   61
Gasteruption caucasicum (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)   64
Gasteruption coriacoxale van Achterberg, sp. n.   68
Gasteruption diversipes (Abeille de Perrin, 1879)   73
Gasteruption dolichoderum Schletterer, 1889   76
Gasteruption flavimarginatum van Achterberg, sp. n.   80
Gasteruption freyi (Tournier, 1877)   85
Gasteruption goberti (Tournier, 1877)   88
Gasteruption hastator (Fabricius, 1804)   91
Gasteruption heminitidum van Achterberg, sp. n.   95
Gasteruption henseni van Achterberg, sp. n.   99
Gasteruption insidiosum Semenov, 1892   103
Gasteruption ischnolaimum van Achterberg, sp. n.   106
Gasteruption jaculator (Linnaeus, 1758)   109
Gasteruption laticeps (Tournier, 1877)   113
Gasteruption lugubre Schletterer, 1889, stat. rev.   115
Gasteruption merceti Kieffer, 1904   119
Gasteruption minutum (Tournier, 1877)   122
Gasteruption nigrapiculatum van Achterberg, sp. n.   126
Gasteruption nigrescens Schletterer, 1885   129
Gasteruption opacum (Tournier, 1877)   133
Gasteruption paglianoi van Achterberg & Saure, sp. n.   134
Gasteruption phragmiticola Saure, 2006   140
Gasteruption pseudolaticeps van Achterberg, sp. n.   142
Gasteruption punctifrons van Achterberg, sp. n.   149
Gasteruption schlettereri Magretti, 1890   153
Gasteruption schmideggeri van Achterberg & Saure, sp. n.   156
Gasteruption scorteum van Achterberg, sp. n.   160
Gasteruption smitorum van Achterberg, sp. n.   164
Gasteruption syriacum Szépligeti, 1903   167
Gasteruption tournieri Schletterer, 1885   170
Gasteruption undulatum (Abeille de Perrin, 1879)   174
Gasteruption variolosum (Abeille de Perrin, 1879)   176

Acknowledgements   179
References   179

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