Subfamily Microgastrinae Foerster, 1863

James B. Whitfield, Neveen Samy Gadallah, Hassan Ghahari, Scott Richard Shaw

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An updated comprehensive list of the Middle East species of the subfamily Microgastrinae is provided. The list includes 292 valid species in 23 genera. The microgastrine species are reported from most of the Middle East countries, except for Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait. Iran is found to be the most species rich country, including 209 species, followed by Turkey with 173 species. Thirty-four species are recorded to be endemic to the Middle East region, and nine species are recorded here for the first time for the Iranian fauna. Distributions in the Middle East countries and extralimital, as well as host records, 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 pages59
ISBN (Electronic)9780323960991
ISBN (Print)9780323961127
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Distribution
  • Fauna
  • Host
  • Microgastrinae
  • Middle East
  • Species diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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