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A new species of Sympiesis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) parasitic on the teak defoliator Hyblaea puera (Lepidoptera: Hyblaeidae) in India

  • K. Surekha (a1), J. LaSalle (a2), V.V. Sudheendrakumar (a3) and S.T. Murphy (a4)

Sympiesis hyblaeae Surekha sp. n. is described from Kerala, India. This species, which is a solitary endoparasitoid of first and second instar larvae, is a potential biological control agent of the teak defoliator Hyblaea puera (Cramer).

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Dr K. Surekha, Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012, India.
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T. Husain & M.Y. Khan (1986) Family Eulophidae. pp. 211245 in B.R. Subba Rao & M. Hayat (Eds) The Chalcidoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of India and the adjacent countries. Part II. A catalogue of Chalcidoidea of India and the adjacent countries. Oriental Insects 20, 1430.

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Bulletin of Entomological Research
  • ISSN: 0007-4853
  • EISSN: 1475-2670
  • URL: /core/journals/bulletin-of-entomological-research
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