Cotesia itororensis sp. Nov. From Brazilian savanna: A new reared microgastrine wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) described using an integrative taxonomic approach

Bruno de Sousa-Lopes, James Bryan Whitfield, Geraldo Salgado-Neto, Kleber Del-Claro

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Abstract

A new species of microgastrine wasp, Cotesia itororensis Sousa-Lopes & Whitfield, sp. nov., is described from a Brazilian savanna area in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. This species is a koinobiont endoparasitoid recorded from caterpillars of Oospila pallidaria (Schaus, 1897) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), feeding on Mimosa setosa var. paludosa (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Morphological, molecular, biological, ecological and geographical data are used to describe the new species and distinguish it from others formally recorded for the Neotropical region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-445
Number of pages9
JournalZootaxa
Volume4544
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2019

Keywords

  • Fabaceae
  • Geometridae
  • Oospila pallidaria
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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