Canadian Forest Service Publications

Review of the Mexican species of Erythmelus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), with description of two new species. Guzman-Larralde, A.J.; Triapitsyn, S.V.; Huber, J.T.; Gonzalez-Hernandez, A. Zootaxa 3956:121-130.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36237

Language: English

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Close to 6,000 species of Hymenoptera (parasitic and predatory wasps, bees, ants and sawflies) have been recorded in Mexico to date, which likely represents only a portion of what may exist due to Mexico’s rich biodiversity. We reviewed the genus Erythmelus (family Mymaridae) whose members are egg parasitoids of plant bugs (family Miridae) and lace bugs (family Tingidae), some of which are important in biological control of agricultural and forest pests, and describe two new species: E. maya and E. tigres, record six species new for Mexico, and provide new geographic records for four other species. We created an identification key to females of the 13 species now known from Mexico.