Australasian endemic no more: Four new species of miropotes nixon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with the first record from the Oriental region

J. Fernández-Triana, C. Van Achterberg, J. B. Whitfield

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Abstract

Four new species of Miropotes Nixon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) are described: Miropotes orientalis Fernández-Triana & van Achterberg, from Thailand and Vietnam, and three species from Australia, M. austini, M. neglectus, and M. lordhowensis (all authored by Fernández-Triana and Whitfield). A key to all known 14 species of the genus is provided, as well as brief, software-generated descriptions (Lucid 3.5.4). Miropotes is distributed mostly within the Australasian region, although it is here reported for the first time for the Oriental region. The relationships with other genera of Microgastrinae are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-77
Number of pages19
JournalTijdschrift voor Entomologie
Volume157
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Australasian
  • Microgastrinae
  • Miropotes
  • Oriental

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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