Hossein Lotfalizadeh

Hossein Lotfalizadeh
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection | IRIPP · Plant Protection Research Department, Tabriz

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Introduction
I currently work at the Dept. of Plant Protection, Tabriz, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP), AREEO. My researches concentrated on the Systematics of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) and their application in biological control. My main project is 'Biodiversity and Associations of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) in Iran' but I collaborate in several national and international research projects.
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - January 2017
Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization
Position
  • Head of Department
June 2000 - present
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection
Position
  • East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center
January 2000 - present
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection
Position
  • Researcher of parasitic wasps (Chalcidoidea)

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Publications (282)
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A phylogenetic study of the Eurytominae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) treating 178 taxa and based on 150 morphological characters is given. Several cladograms using the complete species sample, but obtained with different weightings, are presented. Local studies were also carried out to provide possible alternate topologies. The deep nodes of the tre...
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Taxonomic studies on parasitic Hymenoptera were mainly based on comparative morphology of adult wasps and occasionally on molecular surveys. Nowadays, wing interference patterns (WIPs) are applied to separate cryptic species of microhymenoptera. In our current research, colour characters of WIPs are quantified as wing interference colours (WICs), f...
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Medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae, (Poales: Poaceae), is an annual grass native to central Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is a noxious, invasive weed in much of western North America. During field explorations carried out in Greece in 2017, the new phytophagous eurytomid Tetramesa amica Lotfalizadeh sp. nov. and its parasitoid Eurytoma...
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Wing interference patterns (WIPs) and colours (WICs) have been highlighted in taxonomy for their usefulness in the discrimination of species, particularly in the case of some parasitic wasps. Here, we evaluate the usefulness of these stable structural colour patterns as species-specific characters in nine species of Aphidiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconi...
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In total 23 oothecae of seven species of mantids from six genera Bolivaria Stål, 1877 (Rivetinidae), Elaea Stål, 1877 (Gonypetidae), Empusa Illiger, 1798 (Empusidae), Hierodula Burmeister, 1838 (Mantidae), Holaptilon Beier, 1964 (Gonypetidae), Iris Saussure, 1869 (Eremiaphilidae) were collected. About 69% of collected oothecae of mantids were paras...
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Nine species of Eucharitidae belonging to three genera, namely Eucharis (Eucharis) adscendens (Fabricius, 1787); E. (E.) carinifera Gussakovskij, 1940; E. (E.) caspicus Lotfalizadeh & Rasplus sp. nov.; E. (E.) shajariani Lotfalizadeh & Ghafouri Moghaddam sp. nov.; Eucharis (E.) vashicus Lotfalizadeh & Ghafouri Moghaddam, sp. nov.; E. (Psilogastrell...
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Chalcidoidea play an important role in the biological control of many agricultural pests. The present study determines and compares the diversities of this superfamily in four ecosystems in the Lake Urmia basin. It is the largest hypersaline lake in the world with a large basin of different ecological conditions in northwest Iran. These stations we...
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Parasitoid wasps are one of the natural enemies and major causes of mortality of Oak gall wasps (Cynipidae). This study was conducted during 2018-2019 in Rabat and Vavan regions (Sardasht –West-Azerbaijan) in order to identify the sexual generation of oak gall wasp’s species on the Persian oak Quercus brantii and their natural enemies. The galls we...
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Species of the family Pteromalidae from the Middle East countries are reviewed. A total of 445 species within 134 genera and 17 subfamilies are recorded from 20 countries including Algeria (25 genera, 37 species), Egypt (27 genera, 37 species), Iran (84 genera, 211 species), Iraq (13 genera, 18 species), Israel (34 genera, 53 species), Jordan (8 ge...
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Prior to this study, eight species of Mesopolobus Westwood were recognized from Iran. In this study, one species namely M. aspilus (Walker) is newly recorded. An illustration of the external features of this species is provided. All known species from Iran were reviewed, the key to species and their geographical distribution in Iran is provided.
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Species of the genus Necremnus Thomson, 1878 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Iran are reviewed based on published data and the newly collected specimens in West Azarbaijan province. The genus in Iran is represented by only two species N. leucarthros (Nees, 1834) and N. tidius (Walker, 1839). Hereby, two additional species N. artynes (Walker, 1839) and...
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A study was conducted to determine the Braconinae (Hym., Braconidae) parasitoid wasps, associated with Asteraceae in the northwest of Iran during 2013–2015. Ten species were reared from flower-heads of Asteraceae: Bracon bipartitus Wesmael, 1838; B. leptus Marshall, 1897; B. luteator Spinola, 1808; B. mariae Dalla Torre, 1898; B. pectoralis Wesmael...
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A faunistic survey on the parasitic wasps of the subfamily Pteromalinae Dalman, 1820 (Hym., Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae) of South-Eastern Iran (Kerman province) was done. In total 46 specimens representing 10 genera and 16 species are identified, among them, Dinarmus altifrons (Walker, 1862) and Syntomopus incurvus Walker, 1833 are recorded for the...
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The specimens of the pteromalid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae) were caught using Malaise traps and sweeping net in Kerman province of Iran during March 2016 to August 2017. The genus Coelopisthia Förster, 1856 and the species: C. areolata Askew, 1980, Homoporus apharetus (Walker, 1839), Norbanus brevicornis Szelenyi, 1974, Pachyneu...
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The Syrian bean-caper hawk moth, Hyles zygophylli L., is distributed in the eastern Palearctic region and feeds on the leaves of the Syrian bean caper, Zygophyllum fabago. In order to study the life history traits and its parasitoids, continuous rearing of the Syrian bean-caper hawk moth was conducted in field and laboratory conditions. The results...
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Chalcidoidea and Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera) are the two most diverse and important groups of parasitic wasps which have been used frequently in biological control programs on a wide range of agricultural and forest pests. This chapter provides an overview of Iranian Chalcidoidea and Icheneumonoidea host associations and discusses those species wh...
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During a parasitoids sampling in Arasbaran forest in East Azarbaijan province, a male specimen of an interesting Trichogrammatid wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) was collected. This specimen was collected on Matricaria camomilla L. (Asteraceae) in July 2020. It was identified as Pterandrophysalis levantina Nowicki, 1935. This is the first record of...
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We report the discovery of a wasp species, Anomalon cruentatum (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Anomaloninae) for Syria. It is the first record of A. cruentatm in Syria. It was collected in a greenhouse in Lattakia province. Its description, distribution and photographs are provided.
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The following four species new to science are described: Platygaster azarbaijanicus Buhl & Asadi sp. nov., Platygaster lotfalizadehi Buhl & Asadi sp. nov., Platygaster karimpouri Asadi & Buhl sp. nov. and Synopeas calecai Buhl & Asadi sp. nov. Diagnostic characters are discussed and figures are provided to distinguish the new species. In addition,...
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The seed-eater wasp, Bruchophagus verbasci (Erdös, 1969) comb. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Eurytomidae) is newly quoted from Iran. This species was originally described in the genus Eurytoma Illiger, 1807. Considering its morphological characters and the new finding of its biological association with some fabaceous plants, it was transferred t...
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A faunestic study of the family Platygasteridae (Hymenoptera: Platygastoidea) were conducted in East-Azarbaijan province. Some specimens were collected and examined in the entomology laboratory of East-Azarbaijan Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Based on this study a species of the genus Scelio Latreille was identified. Specif...
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The transparent wings of most of the tiny insects display surprising structural colouration, known as wing interference patterns (WIPs). Wing interference colours (WICs) was recently introduced to the quantification of WIPs. Oomyzus sokolowskii is a potential biological control agent for the diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lep.: P...
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During the faunistic study of the family Platygastridae in East-Azarbaijan province in 2013-2014, some specimens of the genus Baeus Haliday were collected for the first time in Iran. Collections were made by Malaise trap. It was identified as Baeus seminulum Haliday that is a new record for Iran. Based on literature it is a parasitoid of spiders'eg...
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Fourteen species of Chalcidoidea were reared from the common reed, Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel (Poaceae) in Urmia region, in the northwest of Iran. Among them, two new species of Pteromalidae are described hereafter: Norbanus persicus Lotfalizadeh & Rasplus, sp. nov.; and Stenomalina delvarei Lotfalizadeh & Rasplus, sp. nov.. Anagy...
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This study has been carried out to collect and identify Ichneumonidae species from northwestern Iran using Malaise traps during 2014. In total, fifteen species into 6 subfamilies are identified. Four species are recorded for the first time from Iran, i.e. Hoplocryptus melanocephalus (Gravenhorst, 1829), Zoophthorus palpator (Müller, 1776), Exochus...
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The genera Psilocera Walker and Stinoplus Thomson (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae, Pteromalinae) are recorded for the first time from Iran. They are represented by two species, Psilocera obscura Walker, 1833 and Stinoplus etearchus (Walker, 1848), respectively. First species was collected from central part (Isfahan Province) of Iran, by the Malaise-trap...
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The monotypic genus Thaumatorymus Ferrière and Novicky, 1954 (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) is endemic of the West Palaearctic subregion. Thaumatorymus notanisoides, a species rarely sampled, is recorded for the first time from Iran, expanding its known distribution range in the subregion. A brief diagnosis, illustrations and geographical distribution ar...
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The family Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are the largest chalcidoid wasps with some distinct morphological characters. During insect collection of the Faculty of Agriculture in Karbala, Leucospis bifasciata Klug, 1814 was collected in 2019. It was collected using sweep nets. This is the first record of L. bifasciata from Iraq. Including p...
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Three species of the genus Inostemma Haliday (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), i.e. Inostemma discessus Szelenyi, I. koponeni Buhl and I. contariniae Szelenyi are reported as new records for the Iranian fauna. Inostemma discessus was reared for the first time from Ephedra gall midge, Ephedromyia debilopalpis Marikovskij (Dip.: Cecidomyiidae) on Ephedr...
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Epitranus hamoni (Risbec) and Epitranus torymoides (Risbec), initially described from the Afrotropical region, are recorded for the first time from Iran in the Western Palaearctic. These species were collected using Malaise traps in the south of Iran. A key to three species of Epitranus known from Iran is provided. The female of E. hamoni is descri...
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ABSTR ACT. The pteromalids fauna (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) was studied in southern areas of Kerman province. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps and sweeping net during March 2016 to August 2017. Seven species of Pteromalidae collected and identified. Among them, four species viz. Halticoptera andriescui Mitroiu, 2005,...
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The hymenopteran family Platygastridae is a large group of parasitic wasps. A survey was carried out on the subfamily Sceliotrachelinae (Hym.: Platygastridae) in East Azerbaijan and Fars provinces of Iran. The genus Fidobia Ashmead and three species, Allotropa conventus Maneval, Fidiobia hofferi Kozlov and Isolia mongolica (Kozlov) are newly record...
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Seventeen species of three genera, Bruchophagus Ashmead, 1888; Eurytoma Illiger, 1807 and Systole Walker, 1832(Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) were reared from 25 plant species collected in rangelands of Qom province in Iran during 2011–2017. Their host plants belong to 4 families: Asteracae, Apiaceae, Fabaceae and Lamiaceae. Six species, Bruchophagus de...
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The hymenopteran family Platygastridae consisting of two subfamilies, Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae, is a large group of exclusively parasitoid wasp. Platygastrinae is a taxonomically poorly known subfamily of uniform morphology. A faunistic survey was conducted in the northwest of Iran by Malaise traps and sweeping net to study the Platygas...
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The hymenopteran family Platygastridae consisting of two subfamilies, Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae is a large group of exclusively parasitoid wasp. Platygastrinae is a taxonomically poorly known subfamily of uniform morphology. A faunistic survey was conducted in the northwest of Iran by Malaise traps and sweeping net to study the Platygast...
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Over the past few decades, many records of the parasitoids parasitizing Coccinellidae have been reported from Iran. Some of them, presented in hard to access conference proceedings, theses, older books and journal articles, were then inaccurately quoted in other papers. Furthermore, some other records were subsequently considered misidentifications...
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The genus Harrizia Delucchi, 1962 is represented by a single species, Harrizia mira Delucchi, 1962. This is first record of H. mira from Iran in the border of Eastern Palaearctic region and also the first record of this genus from Asia. The specimens were collected from Sistan-o Baluchestan and Kerman provinces in the South East of Iran. Brief diag...
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Two hymenopteran species are reported for the Serbian fauna. Diprion similis, from the family Diprionidae, served as a host for the parasitoid wasp Monodontomerus dentipes, from the family Torymidae. The specimens were collected from Mt. Zlatibor in western Serbia. The parasitoid specimens were reared from the pupal stadium of the host D. similis....
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The genera Ischyroptyx Delucchi, 1956 and Novitzkyanus Bouček, 1961 are first recorded from Iran. They are represented by two species, Ischyroptyx ligusticus (Masi, 1922) and Novitzkyanus cryptogaster Bouček, 1961, respectively. First species was collected from Northeast (North Khorasan Province) by sweeping net and the second species was collected...
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This study was intended to identify seed feeding insects and to investigate their biodiversity on Fabaceae rangeland plants in North Khorasan during 2015-2016. Therefore, sampling was carried out with collecting legum seeds as weekly from April to September each year and biodiversity indices were calculated using SDR software. In this study, 25 see...
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The hymenopteran family Platygastridae, consisting of two subfamilies viz. Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae, is a large group of exclusively parasitoid wasp. Members of the subfamily Sceliotrachelinae attack hosts including adult Hemiptera or the eggs of Coleoptera. During our study on Platygastridae, we found a single specimen that was collect...
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A BSTR ACT. A survey was carried out on the genus Colotrechnus Thomson, 1878 (Hym., Pteromalidae) in North Eastern (North Khorasan) and South Eastern (Kerman) provinces of Iran. Two species including Colotrechnus subcoeruleus Thomson, 1878 and Colotrechnus viridis (Masi, 1921) were found, of which the first species is newly recorded from Iran. The...
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This study was conducted to collect and identify chalcidoid wasps associated with Asteraceae and their possible hosts in the northwest of Iran during 2013-2014. Fourteen species of parasitoid wasps were reared from 19 species of Asteraceae. Four species of parasitoids are new records to fauna of Iran. These parasitoids include five Eulophidae: Apro...
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Gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) that is one of the successful groups in Hymenoptera are known for their ability to induce complex plant galls. The species Diplolepis fructuum (Rübsaamen) (Cynipidae) induce fruit galls on dog roses (Rosa spp.), and it is known to be the most important pest on dog roses in Turkey. In this study, D. fructuum galls...
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Proconura persica Delvare, 2011 (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) was originally described from Iran. Type materials of this species were include just female specimens. Recently we collected a population of this species from Shiraz in the south of Iran comprising males and females. The previously unknown male of P. persica is described for the first time...
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Caenocrepis arenicola (Thomson, 1878) (Hymenpotera: Pteromalidae) is a new record for Iran. A female specimen of this species was collected from south of Kerman province by sweeping net on Medicago sativa in November 2016. It is egg parasitoid of Pachycerus madidus (Olivier, 1807) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) which distributed in the Palaearctic reg...
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The objective of this study is to determine soil fauna of the superfamily Chalicidoidea (Hymenoptera) captured by Berlese funnel from northwest and south of Iran during 2014 and 2015. Our examination of found Chalcidoidea leads us to introduce seven species from four families of Chalcidoidea. These species include two Chalcididae: Proconura sp. 1 a...
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Caenocrepis arenicola (Thomson, 1878) (Hymenpotera: Pteromalidae) is a new record for Iran. A female specimen of this species was collected from south of Kerman province by sweeping net on Medicago sativa in November 2016. It is egg parasitoid of Pachycerus madidus (Olivier, 1807) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) which distributed in the Palaearctic reg...