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The taxonomy of New World microgastrine braconids (Hymenoptera) parasitic on Diatraea spp. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

A. D. Austin
Affiliation:
Department of Entomology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute (University of Adelaide), Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia
P. C. Dangerfield
Affiliation:
Department of Entomology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute (University of Adelaide), Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064, Australia

Abstract

The taxonomy of species in the braconid subfamily Microgastrinae that parasitize the larvae of Diatraea in the New World is reviewed and a brief diagnosis of each species provided. Apanteles fredi sp. n. is described from Guatemala and its relationships discussed. Information on the distribution, host associations and range in variation of species is provided, along with a revised and illustrated key to facilitate their identification.

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