Taxonomic survey on the Rogadinae Förster, 1862 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) in the northeastern Anatolian region, Turkey


Abstract: In order to study the fauna of Rogadinae (Hym., Braconidae) of Turkey, adult specimens were collected from different habitats of the provinces of Ardahan, Erzurum, Iğdır, Kars, and Muş (partially) in the northeastern Anatolian region of Turkey between 2011 and 2014. Specimens were collected from a total of 115 localities. All specimens were obtained from natural vegetation or agricultural areas by using either a sweeping net, Malaise traps, or light traps. In total, 14 species belonging to the genus Aleiodes Wesmael were collected and identified from the studied regions; among them, 6 species are recorded for the first time from Turkey: Aleiodes (Aleiodes) albitibia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838); A. (A.) esenbeckii (Hartig, 1838); A. (A.) moldavicus Tobias, 1986; A. (A.) varius (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838); Aleiodes (Chelonorhogas) miniatus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838); and Aleiodes (Tetrasphaeropyx) arcticus (Thomson, 1892).

Keywords: Braconidae, Rogadinae, fauna, Turkey, Ardahan, Erzurum, Iğdır, Kars

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