Subfamily Macrocentrinae Foerster, 1863

Hassan Ghahari, Scott Richard Shaw, Neveen Samy Gadallah, Donald L.J. Quicke, James B. Whitfield

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An updated comprehensive list of the Middle East species of the subfamily Macrocentrinae is provided. The list includes 19 valid species in the genus Macrocentrus Curtis, 1833. The macrocentrine species are reported from six of the Middle East countries, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Turkey, and Yemen, with Iran being the most species rich, with 17 species, followed by Turkey, with 15 species. A single species, M. tessulatanae Hedwig, 1959 is recorded to be endemic to the Middle East region (Turkey). Macrocentrus nitidus (Wesmael, 1835) is recorded here for the first time for the Middle East region (Iran). Distributions in the Middle East countries and extralimital, as well as host record, are provided for each species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBraconidae of the Middle East (Hymenoptera)
Subtitle of host publicationTaxonomy, Distribution, Biology, and Biocontrol Benefits of Parasitoid Wasps
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323960991
ISBN (Print)9780323961127
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Distribution
  • Fauna
  • Hosts
  • Macrocentrus
  • Middle East
  • Species diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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