First record of the family Heloridae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) from Iran, with description of a new species

Zootaxa. 2015 Apr 13;3946(4):577-82. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3946.4.6.


For the first time in more than 100 years, a new western Palaearctic species of Heloridae is described. Specimens of Helorus alborzicus Izadizadeh, van Achterberg & Talebi sp. nov. and Helorus ruficornis Förster were collected from the Alborz province of Iran. An illustrated identification key for Western Palaearctic Heloridae is provided.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Iran
  • Male
  • Wasps / anatomy & histology
  • Wasps / classification*