عنوان مقاله [English]
In this faunistic research, species diversity of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) of two superfamilies Chalcidoidea and Ichneumonoidea was studied in some paddy fields of Mazandaran and Guilan provinces (northern Iran). In total, 34 species within seven families were collected and identified: Chalcididae (two species, two genera), Encyrtidae (two species, two genera), Eulophidae (two species, two genera), Mymaridae (single species), Trichogrammatidae (two species, one genus), Braconidae (15 species, 13 genera) and Ichneumonidae (10 species, 10 genera). Upon the results of this investigation and the other published works, a diverse and rich fauna of parasitoid wasps are active in paddy fields of northern Iran, which can be efficient biological control agents under impressive conservation. Additionally, introducing of these beneficial insects to the farmers and of course training them in order to supporting of natural enemies in various aspects, will result to safekeeping of agroecosystem and natural ecosystems, and also producing of safe and organic crops.