Norwegian Journal of Entomology. 2013, 60 (1), 108-118
The tribe Meteorini comprises the two genera Meteorus Haliday, 1835 and Zele Curtis, 1832, and materials of these genera has been examined in the collections of the Natural History Museum in Oslo. Nine species not previously reported from Norway were found, i.e. Meteorus affinis (Wesmael, 1835), M. alborossicus Lobodenko, 2000, M. consimilis (Nees, 1834), M. limbatus Maeto, 1988, M. lionotus Thomson, 1895, M. obfuscatus (Nees, 1811), M. ruficeps (Nees, 1834), M. tabidus (Wesmael, 1835) and Zele annulicrus (Thomson, 1895). This brings the number of Meteorus to 23 and Zele to 5 in Norway. All European species of Zele have now been recorded in Norway. Several new county records are also presented, including records of M. cespitator (Thunberg, 1824), which was previously recorded from Norway but without any further data on localities. Biology and distribution for each species are briefly discussed. For several species additional information on host association is given.
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