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Abstract

Halticoptera andriescui Mitroiu (Hym.: Pteromalidae) a new parasitoid of Chromatomyia horticola (Goureau) (Dip.: Agromyzidae).

Abstract

Chromatomyia horticola (Goureau, 1851) as an important leaf miner, has been attacked by different parasitoids. In this study we reared Halticoptera andriescui Mitroiu, 2005 (Hym.: Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae) for the first time from C. horticola. The species H. andriescui is a new record for Iranian fauna. Trophic association of this parasitoid with C. horticola also was established and this is new host record.