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GENUS XANTHOPIMPLA SAUSSURE, 1892 (ICHNEUMONIDAE:
PIMPLINAE) FROM POTHWAR REGION (PUNJAB) OF PAKISTAN
S. Ahmed 1, I. Bodlah 1* M. F. Nasir1 and M.
and Conservation Group, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture
University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University,
*Corresponding author’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of Genus Xanthopimpla Saussure, 1892 (Hymenoptera:
Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) are reported as important bio-control agents of different
insect pests of various crops. Four species were recorded from Pothwar region with Xanthopimpla reicherti Krieger, 1914 as new record
for Pakistan. New distributional records for Xanthopimpla punctata Fabricius,
1781, Xanthopimpla stremmator Thunberg 1822, and Xanthopimpla flavolineata Cameron, 1907 in Pothwar have been added. Comparison of recorded
species with closely related species, distribution ranges, and remarks on their
host are given. An identification key of recorded
species, as well as brief description of each species has been provided, and supplemented
with illustrations using microphotography
from the external morphological details. Arc GIS software was used for spatial
distribution of identified species. Results of these studies including illustrations
may be helpful for field workers for identification and researchers to formulate
IPM strategies against various insect pests of crops in different districts of Pothwar
region of Pakistan.
Keywords: Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae, Xanthopimpla,
Pothwar, New country record.