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Taxonomic study of the family Scoliidae (Hymenoptera; Aculeata) in Iraq

By: Razzaq Shalan Augul

Key Words: Aculeata, Hymenoptera, Iraq, Scoliidae, Wasps.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 8(2), 124-138, February 2016.

Abstract

In this study, 117 specimens of the hairy wasps (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae), collected from different region of Iraq are investigated. Five species belonging to three genera were determined; this species are: Campsomeriella thoracica (Fabricius), Megascolia maculata (Drury), Scolia flaviceps Eversmann, S. turkestanica Betrem, S. hirta (Schrank) and S. schrenkii (Eversmann). The last two species have been recorded for the first time in Iraq. Identification keys to genera, species and figured of male genitalia are illustrated.

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