Venanides caspius sp. nov. from Iran, the first species of Venanides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) described from the Palaearctic Region

Abdoli Parisa, Talebi Ali Asghar, Faharani Samira, Fernández-Triana Jose
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 543-548, 2019
Published online: 27th December 2019
Published in print: 31st December 2019
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Abstract: The genus Venanides Mason, 1981 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) is recorded from Iran for the first time, and a new species, Venanides caspicus Abdoli, Fernandez-Triana & Talebi sp. nov., is described and illustrated. This new species is characterized by its long metasomal tergite 1, that is narrowing towards the posterior end; scutoscutellar sulcus very narrow, obliterated or weakly crenulate; wing veins pale or almost transparent. The newly described taxon is the first representative of Venanidesin the Palaearctic Region identified to the species level.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae, Venanides, fauna, taxonomy, Iran, Palaearctic Region
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