Subfamily Orgilinae Ashmead, 1900

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 Orgilinae is provided. The list includes 34 valid species in two genera (Kerorgilus van Achterberg, 1985, and Orgilus Haliday, 1833) in the tribe Orgilini Ashmead, 1900. Five species are found to be endemic to the Middle East region, Orgilus apser Taeger, 1989, O. caliginosus Taeger, 1989, O. dilleri Beyarslan, 1996, O. mediterraneus Taeger, 1989, and O. radialiformis Beyarslan, 2011. On the other hand, Turkey was found to be the most diverse country, with 25 orgiline species, followed by Iran, with 20 species. Orgilus rugosus (Nees, 1834) is here recorded for the first time from Iran. Distributions in the Middle East countries and extralimital, as well as host records, are also represented for each species. A simplified key to genera is also provided.

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 pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323960991
ISBN (Print)9780323961127
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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