A new species of Distatrix (hymenoptera: Braconidae) from California, with biological notes

James B. Whitfield, Brian Scaccia

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The first recorded species of Distatrix Mason from North America, D. solanae Whitfield, n. sp., is described from specimens reared in California from larvae of three species of geometrid moths. Biological information, and diagnostic characters distinguishing the new species from the other described species of Distatrix, are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-313
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996



  • Chaparral
  • Description
  • Lepidoptera
  • Oak woodland
  • Parasitoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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