Adialytus veronicaecola ( Stary , 1978),

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: 87-88

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Adialytus veronicaecola ( Stary , 1978)


Adialytus veronicaecola ( Stary, 1978)  Figs 2F3F4F5F6F

Lysiphlebus veronicaecola  Starý, 1978: 528-529.

Material examined.

2♂ 3♀, Aphis craccivora  Koch on Phaseolus vulgaris  , IS, Flavarjan (32°30'56"N, 51°29'02"E, 1618 m), 2♀, coll. E. Nader; Aphis  sp. on Rubia tinctorum  , IS, Mobarakeh (32°30'56"N, 51°30'17"E, 1658 m), 13.XI.2010, 1♂ 1♀, coll. E. Nader; Aphis gossypii  Glover on Cucurbita pepo  ,IS, Ghahderijan (32°36'18"N, 51°28'25"E, 1611 m), 05.XI.2010, 1♂, coll. E. Nader.


This species is unique in that it was reared from Aphis  species. According to the general characters of the fore wing (Fig 3F), petiole or first metasomal tergite (Fig 5F) and the ovipositor sheath (Fig 6F) it is closely related to Adialytus salicaphis  from which it can be immediately distinguished in having prevalently short and adpressed setae on the flagellomeres (Fig 2F) and hind femur (Fig 4F). It can also be differenti ated from Adialytus salicaphis  by having lesser longitudinal placodes on flagellomeres 1 and 2 (0-1 in Adialytus veronicaecola  vis 3-5 in Adialytus salicaphis  ). In addition, Adialytus veronicaecola  differs from the other species in having a stout ovipositor sheath with a strongly convex postero-dorsal outline (Fig 6F).