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Redescription of Anaphes atomarius (Brethes) (Humenoptera: Mymaridae) and comparison with similar species in Europe and North America. 2015. Huber, J.T. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 146:23-49.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36569

Language: English

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Anaphes atomarius (Brèthes) (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) is redescribed based on the holotype and specimens reared from Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Brazil that are assumed tentatively to be conspecific with the type. Anaphes archettii Ghidini from Italy is also redescribed, a lectotype designated, and both species are compared to A. listronoti Huber and A. victus Huber from North America.

Plain Language Summary

This paper treats two species of exotic Anaphes that parasitize eggs of important weevil pests. They are redescribed and compared with two Canadian species, also reared from an important weevil pest. Since their discovery and description in the first half of the 20th century this is the first time that these Anaphes are photographed, thus making the species recognizable.