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Introduction to the mymaridae (Hymenoptera) of Bangladesh. 2017. Huber, J.T.; Islam, N. ZooKeys 675:75-96.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 38500

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.675.12713

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An identification key to the 15 genera of Mymaridae found so far in Bangladesh is given, based on about 520 specimens collected using yellow pan traps placed in agricultural habitats and at the edge of ponds, mainly at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur. Species already reported from Bangladesh are listed and three more are added: Acmopolynema orientale (Narayanan, Subba Rao & Kaur), Himopolynema hishimonus Taguchi, and Mymar pulchellum Curtis.

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The objective is to provide the first summary and illustrated generic key to the Mymaridae of Bangladesh. The junior author collected the specimens from various experimental plots of crop plants and at nearby pond edges and obtained the relevant literature. The senior author wrote the key and discussion. The key findings and conclusions are that fifteen genera are reported, most for the first time for the country. This is about a third of the genera reported from surrounding India. The impact scientifically is to show that Mymaridae are diverse and abundant (520 specimen were obtained) in crop systems, where they likely have some effect on pest insects such as leafhoppers (the main group of hosts for about half the reported genera of mymarids).