Brachymeria Westwood, 1829,

Falahatpisheh, Ali, Fallahzadeh, Majid, Dousti, Abu Fazel & Delvare, Gérard, 2018, Review of Iranian Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with nomenclatural notes, Zootaxa 4394 (2), pp. 251-269: 254

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Brachymeria Westwood, 1829


Brachymeria Westwood, 1829 

Brachymeria  is a large genus with 308 described species worldwide (Noyes 2017), including many parasitoids of Lepidoptera  , some of which are important pests on various cultivated plants. For example B. ceratoniae Delvare  was recently described from Iran as a parasitoid of Apomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller)  ( Lepidoptera  : Pyralidae  ), an economically important pest of the carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua L. (Delvare et al. 2011). Some Brachymeria  , especially in the minuta  species group, are obligatory secondary parasitoids via other Hymenoptera  or Diptera  (Burks 1960; Delvare & Huchet 2017).