Dolichogenidea maetoi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, the first parasitoid wasp recorded from Hyblaea fortissima (Lepidoptera)

Fernandez-Triana Jose, Sakagami Kota, Shimizu So
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 167-175, 2018
Published online: 4th June 2018
Published in print: 15th August 2018
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Abstract: A new species of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, Dolichogenidea maetoi Fernandez-Triana & Shimizu sp. nov., is described, representing the first record of a braconid wasp parasitizing the lepidopteran family Hyblaeidae in the Palaearctic Region (from Hyblaea fortissima Butler, 1881). The new species is fully illustrated, diagnosed and compared with all previously described species of the genus Dolichogenidea Viereck, 1911 in the Holarctic (154 species). Details on the wasp biology, including observed sex ratios, are provided.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Dolichogenidea, Microgastrinae, Lepidoptera, Hyblaeidae, Hyblaea, teak moths, new species, host, Japan, Palaearctic Region
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