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First record of Nothoserphus mirabilis Brues, 1940 (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) from Pothwar, Pakistan

First record of Nothoserphus mirabilis Brues, 1940 (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) from Pothwar, Pakistan

Imran Bodlah1, Ammara Gull-E-Fareen1, Muhammad Tariq Rasheed1, Muhammad Amin2, Ayesha Aihetasham3

1Insect Biodiversity and Conservation Group, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Shamsabad, Muree Road, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan
2Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, 87300 Quetta, Pakistan.
3Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Corresponding author: Imran Bodlah

 imranbodlah@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

Nothoserphus mirabilis Brues, 1940 (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) is recorded for the first time as larval parasitoid of Coccinella septempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) and Menochilus sex maculata (Fabricius, 1781) from various areas of Pothwar. Main identification characters of N. mirabilis supported with measurements and illustrations are provided here with notes on distributional range.
 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 34, Iss. 1, pp. 1-104

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