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  • 1 Plant Protection Research Institute, 7 Nadi El-Seid, Giza, Egypt
  • 2 USDA/APHIS/NIS, 10300 Baltimore Ave BARC-West, Bldg. 005, Rm. 09A, 20770. Beltsville, MD, USA
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Species of the family Signiphoridae (Chalcidoidea) are primarily hyperparasitoids associated with scale insects, whiteflies and mealybugs through other Chalcidoidea; however, certain species are primary parasitoids of these hosts. Recent collections and a review of the literature indicate that the following five species of the family Signiphoridae are known to occur in Egypt: Chartocerus niger (Ashmead), Chartocerus subaeneus (Főrster), Signiphora fax Girault, Thysanus sp. and Signiphora flavella Girault, the latter newly recorded in Egypt and Palearctic region. A key to the Egyptian signiphorid species is included.

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