New herb gall wasps from Iran (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)

Majide Tavakoli, Graham N Stone, Juli Pujade-Villar, George Melika

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Five new gall wasp species, Aulacidea koeiana Melika, Tavakoli & Stone, sp. nov., A. lorestanica Melika, Tavakoli & Stone, sp. nov., A. piroziae Melika, Stone & Pujade-Villar, sp. nov., Phanacis strigosa Melika, Stone & Tavakoli, sp. nov., P. tavakolii Melika, Stone & Pujade-Villar, sp. nov. are described from Lorestan, Iran. Descriptions, diagnoses, plus information on biology and host associations are given for all new species, and we provide the first description of the male of Isocolus beheni Melika & Karimpour, 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2022


  • hymenoptera
  • cynipidae
  • taxonomy
  • morphology
  • distribution
  • biology


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