Euchalcis unicolor (Lucas, 1871),

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: 259

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4394.2.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FD24750B-FF38-41B8-834F-E191E91C6E59

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/986F87A6-FFE6-0518-FF74-FE12FAFBFC37

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Plazi

scientific name

Euchalcis unicolor (Lucas, 1871)
status

 

Euchalcis unicolor (Lucas, 1871) 

Allocera unicolor LUCAS  , 1871: 16–18. ORIgINAL DESCRIpTION ♀. ALgERIA  : ORAN, CHELLALA-GUEbLIA. Euchalcis unicolor  ( LUCAS): KIEFFER, 1899: 376; STEFFAN, 1953: 9. 

= Euchalcis nuda  BOUčEk, 1952: 59–60. STEFFAN, 1953: 9.

Material examined. Type material. Holotype, a pinned ♀, labelled ' Allocera unicolor Lucas  (ann. S. Ent. Fr. 1871 page 16 Pl. 1f.2 (type) ♀ Parasite de Psyche quadrangularis  venant de Chellala Gueblia (env. de Géryville) Sud de la Province d'Oran éclos à Paris (au Museum) le 7 sept. 1869 ' [all manuscript] / ' 7sept 69 Allocera unicolor Lucas  ♀' [manuscript] (in MNHN). IRAN: Fars, Neyriz-Qatrouyeh, loc. 9, 15.v.2009, ex. Amicta sericata  ( Lepidoptera  , Psychidae  ) on Zygophyllum atriplicoides  (3 ♀, 2 ♂) (in JIAU and CIRAD: GDEL0380 and GDEL0381)

Distribution. Palaearctic: Algeria (Lucas 1871), Turkey and Araxes Valley (Bouček 1952) [under E. nuda  ] and Israel (Bouček 1956). Euchalcis unicolor  represents a new genus and species for the Iranian fauna.

Hosts. E. unicolor  was reared in Iran from Amicta sericata Hättenschwiler & Alemansoor  ( Lepidoptera  , Psychidae  ) on Zygophyllum atriplicoides  F.E.L. v. Fischer & C.A. Meyer ( Zygophyllaceae  ), a new host record. This is the second record from a Psychidae  . The species therefore might be a specialist parasitoid of that family.

LUCAS

Francesc de Lucas i Alcover