Contribution to the knowledge of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) of Biskra, Algeria
A list of Chalcidoid wasps collected from the region of Biskra in the south east of Algeria in 2017 is provided. The list is comprised of 35 individuals classified into 17 species belonging to eight families. Five genera are reported for the first time from Algeria. Aphelinus asychis walker, 1839 (Chalcidoidea, Aphelinidae) and Pachyneuron groenlandicum Holmgren, 1872 (Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae) are new records from Algeria. Biological data and geographical distributions of each species are mentioned.
The study area is located in the Saharan bioclimatic zone, where the winter is temperate and summers are hot and dry (fig. 1). The climatic conditions of the region favour a diversified agricultural practice. Samples were collected from various locations and habitats: Ain Naga (fields producing aromatic and medicinal plants), Tolga (palm groves), Ain Naga (Horaya) (vegetable cultivation) and El Outaya (olive groves).
Samples were identified using available keys and the original descriptions (Graham, 1969; Gibson, 1986; Noyes and Valentine, 1989; Dawah and Rothfritz, 1996; Baquero and Jordana, 1999; Doğanla and Mendel, 2007; Guerrieri and Viggian, 2005; Yefremova et al., 2007; Dzhanokmen, 2009; Gómez et al., 2013; Bayegan et al., 2014; Shirley et al., 2017).
Nomenclature is taken from Burks (1979), Ferrière and Delucchi (1957), Triapitsyn and Berezovskiy (2001), Delvare (2005), Japoshvili and Noyes (2006), Zimmermann and Schöller (2008), Dzhanokmen (2009), Dale-Skey et al. (2016), Ghahari and Doğanlar (2017), Shirley et al. (2017), Noyes (2018).
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Includes: point occurrence data.
Khalida, D., Faiza, M., Mitiche-Bahia, D., Eddine, S. D., 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) of Biskra, Algeria
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