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Redescription of Chrysoctonus and description of Chrysoctonoides (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), a new genus from the Australian region. 2015. Huber, J.; Triapitsyn, S. Zookeys 505:79-101.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36195

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.505.9472

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Chrysoctonoides longisetosa Huber & Triapitsyn (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), gen. n. and sp. n., is described from Australia. It is compared with the related genus Chrysoctonus, known from Africa and the New World. Myrmecomymar Yoshimoto, syn. n., is synonymized under _Chrysoctonus Matho_t and its type species is transferred to Chrysoctonus as C. masneri (Yoshimoto), comb. n.

Plain Language Summary

This paper treats two genera of Mymaridae that parasitize insect eggs (hosts still unknown). One is a genus from Africa, which is now known to occur thoughout the Western Hemisphere (Canada to Argentina) as well. As a result, a new synonym is proposed. A similar genus from Australia and Samoa (so far) is newly described and compared with the African/Western Hemisphere one. The paper is illustrated with 66 digital images and scanning electron micrographs.