Revision of Alloxysta from the north-western Balkan Peninsula with description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae)
Ferrer-Suay Mar, Selfa Jesús, Tomanović Željko, Janković Marina, Kos Katarina, Rakhshani Ehsan, Pujade-Villar Juli
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 347-368, 2013
Abstract: The aphid-associated Charipinae of Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia have been
studied. Nine species are recorded for the first time from these regions:
Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902), A. brevis (Thomson, 1862), A. castanea
(Hartig, 1841), A. fracticornis (Thomson, 1862), A. fuscicornis (Hartig, 1841),
A. macrophadna (Hartig, 1841), A. mullensis (Cameron, 1883), A. pleuralis
(Cameron, 1879), and A. salicicola Belizin, 1973. Only Alloxysta victrix
(Westwood, 1833) was previously recorded from this region. The important
morphological characters of these species are briefly described and compared.
Two new species, Alloxysta kovilovica Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar sp. nov.
and A. slovenica Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar sp. nov., are described and
their morphological characters are illustrated. A key for identification of the
Charipinae already known from the north-western Balkan Peninsula is provided.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae, Charipinae, Alloxysta, new species, new records, aphid, parasitoids, Aphidiinae, hyperparasitoid, Balkan, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Palaearctic Region