Adialytus thelaxis ( Stary , 1961), Stary, 1961

Rakhshani, Ehsan, Stary, Petr & Tomanovic, Zeljko, 2012, Species of Adialytus Foerster, 1862 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) in Iran: taxonomic notes and tritrophic associations, ZooKeys 221, pp. 81-95: 86

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Adialytus thelaxis ( Stary , 1961)


Adialytus thelaxis ( Stary, 1961)   Figs 2E3E4E5E6E

Lysiphlebus thelaxis   Starý, 1961a: 100-101.

Material examined.

11♂ 26♀, Thelaxes suberi   (del Guercio) on Quercus   sp., GN, Rasht (37°17'24"N, 49°35'43"E, -4 m), 24.V.2004, 4♂ 3♀, coll.: E. Rakhshani; on Quercus castanifolia   , GL, Gorgan (36°47'33"N, 54°27'02"E, 340 m), 06.IV.2010, 7♂ 23♀, coll. A. Sargazi.


This species can be easily separated from other congeners by having mainly erect long setae on the flagellomeres (Fig 2E) and the hind femur (Fig 4E). The setae on the postero-dorsal aspect of petiole are similar (Fig 5E). Additionally, Adialytus thelaxis   is the only species with a sharply pointed ovipositor sheath (Fig 6E).