Adialytus arvicola ( 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: 84

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Adialytus arvicola ( Stary , 1961)


Adialytus arvicola ( Stary, 1961)   Figs 2C3C4C5C6C

Lysiphlebus arvicola   Starý, 1961a: 98-100.

Material examined.

38♂ 63♀, Sipha flava   (Forbes) on Agropyrum repens   , KE, Kermanshah (34°19'33"N, 47°05'53"E, 1322 m), 25.VI.2011, 22 ♂ 55 ♀, coll. Y. Nazari; Sipha maydis   Passerini on Avena fatua   , KE, Kermanshah (34°19'33"N, 47°05'53"E, 1322 m), 11.VI.2011, 2♂, coll. Y. Nazari; on Bromus tectorum   , KE, Sanandaj (35°17'52"N, 46°59'59"E, 1517 m), 16.V.2005, 1♂, coll. E. Rakhshani; on Cynodon dactylon   , KN, Kerman (30°14'28"N, 57°07'20"E, 1775 m), 22.XI.2007, 6♂ 2♀, coll. H. Barahoei; on Sorghum halepense   , KE, Kermanshah (34°19'35"N, 47°06'00"E, 1320 m), 11.VI.2011, 2 ♂ 3 ♀, coll.: Y. Nazari; Sipha elegans   del Guercio on Triticum aestivum   , KR, Mashhad (36°15'22"N, 59°28'42"E, 1164m), 12.IV.2012, 5♂ 3♀, coll. J. Karimi.


Generally this species can be confused with other Adialytus   species on Sipha   aphids, but it is immediately distinguishable by its very short vein R1 (0.7-0.8 × as long as pterostigma) (Fig 3C). Also, its petiole has much stronger anterior and spiracular tubercles (Fig 5C). Most of the metasoma is yellowish, while in other Adialytus   species it is uniformly brown to dark brown.