Aphidius,

Rakhshani, Ehsan, Talebi, Ali Asghar, Starý, Petr, ‚, Tomanovi, Kavallieratos, Nickolas G. & Manzari, Shahab, 2008, A review of Aphidius Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in Iran: host associations, distribution and taxonomic notes, Zootaxa 1767, pp. 37-54: 39-40

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182039

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Aphidius
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Key to Aphidius  species in Iran (based on adult females)

1 Anterolateral area of petiole rugose (Fig. 58) ............................................................ Aphidius ervi  Haliday

- Anterolateral area of petiole costate (Fig. 59) or costulate (Fig. 60)........................................................... 2

2 Anterolateral area of petiole costate (Fig. 59)............................................................................................. 3

- Anterolateral area of petiole costulate (Fig. 60).......................................................................................... 4

3 Antenna 15 -segmented; metacarpus as long as or slightly shorter than pterostigma length ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 24 – 30); labial palpus with two palpomeres ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 6) ................................................................. Aphidius colemani  Viereck

- Antenna 16–17 -segmented; metacarpus about half of pterostigma length ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 31 – 40); labial palpus with three palpomeres ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 6) ..................................................................................... Aphidius transcaspicus  Telenga

4 Labial palpus with two palpomeres ( Figs. 1, 4, 5View FIGURES 1 – 6)....................................................................................... 5

- Labial palpus with three palpomeres (c.f. Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 6)........................................................................................ 8

5 Maxillary palpus with four palpomeres....................................................................................................... 6

- Maxillary palpus with three palpomeres; when one palpus has four palpomeres, other palpus bears trace of two palpomeres ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 6)............................................................................................................................... 7 6 Metacarpus short, 0.5–0.7X as long as pterostigma length ( Fig. 24View FIGURES 24 – 30); flagellomere 1 3.5–3.8X as long as its width ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 7–23); ovipositor sheath slender and elongate with parallel dorsoventral lines ( Fig. 61View FIGURES 61 – 67) ................ .......................................................................................................................... Aphidius absinthii  Marshall

- Metacarpus very short, 0.15–0.2X as long as pterostigma length ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 31 – 40); flagellomere 1 3.8–4.1X as long as its width ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 7–23); ovipositor sheath short with convergent dorsoventral lines ( Fig. 69View FIGURES 68 – 77)................ ................................................................................................................................... Aphidius popovi  Starý

7 Antennae 14–15 -segmented; pterostigma elongately triangular, as long as metacarpus ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 24 – 30); ovipositor sheath short ( Fig. 67View FIGURES 61 – 67) ................................................................................ Aphidius matricariae  Haliday

- Antennae 16–17 -segmented; pterostigma widely triangular, 1.9–2.4X as long as metacarpus ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 31 – 40); ovipositor sheath elongate ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 68 – 77) .................................................. Aphidius persicus  Rakhshani & Starý

8 Tentorial index 0.6–0.8; face densely pubescent ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 6)............................................................................ 9

- Tentorial index <0.6; face sparsely pubescent with glabrous middle area................................................ 10

9 Antennae 19–20 -segmented ................................................................................ Aphidius cingulatus  Ruthe

- Antennae 14–15 -segmented ............................................................................... Aphidius setiger  Mackauer

10 Antennae 13–14 -segmented ................................................................................... Aphidius salicis  Haliday

- Antennae with more than 14 -segments...................................................................................................... 11

11 Ovipositor sheath elongate and strongly prominent ( Fig. 66View FIGURES 61 – 67) ......................... Aphidius funebris  Mackauer

- Ovipositor sheath broad ( Figs. 64View FIGURES 61 – 67, 70, 71, 74, 76, 77View FIGURES 68 – 77).............................................................................. 12

12 Antennae 16–18 -segmented....................................................................................................................... 13

- Antennae 19–20 -segmented....................................................................................................................... 16

13 Metacarpus 0.50–0.55 as long as pterostigma length ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 31 – 40); antennae 17–18 -segmented ....................... ................................................................................................................................. Aphidius rosae  Haliday

- Metacarpus longer than 0.75 pterostigma length ( Figs. 33, 39, 40View FIGURES 31 – 40); antennae 16–17 -segmented............ 14

14 Pterostigma widely triangular, 2.8–3.1X as long as its width ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 31 – 40) Aphidius uzbekistanicus Luzhetzki 

- Pterostigma narrowly triangular, 3.3–3.9X as long as its width ( Figs. 33, 39View FIGURES 31 – 40)......................................... 15

15 Antennae 16–17 -segmented; ovipositor sheath widening sharply toward base ( Fig. 70View FIGURES 68 – 77); pterostigma slightly longer than metacarpus ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 31 – 40) ...................................... Aphidius rhopalosiphi  De Stefani-Perez

- Antennae 17–18 -segmented; ovipositor sheath widening weakly toward base ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 68 – 77); pterostigma equal to or slightly shorter than metacarpus ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 31 – 40) .................................................... Aphidius urticae  Haliday

16 Pterostigma 1.8–2.1X as long as metacarpus ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 24 – 30) .................. Aphidius eadyi  Starý, González & Hall

- Pterostigma 1.3–1.5X as long as metacarpus ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 31 – 40) .................... Aphidius smithi  Sharma & Subba Rao