Larissimus nigricans sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), a new reared species of a rare neotropical genus recovered through biodiversity inventory in Ecuador

Pomona Carrington-Hoekstra, Jose Fernandez-Triana, Lee A. Dyer, James Whitfield

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Abstract

A new species of the rarely collected neotropical microgastrine braconid wasp genus Larissimus Nixon, represented previously by only a single described species, L. cassander Nixon, was recovered by the Caterpillars and Parasitoids of the Eastern Andes in Ecuador inventory project. Larissimus nigricans sp. nov. was reared from an unidentified species of arctiine Erebidae feeding on the common bamboo species Chusquea scandens Kunth at the Yanayacu Biological Station near Cosanga, Napo Province, Ecuador. The new species is described and diagnosed from L. cassander using both morphological and DNA barcode data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalZooKeys
Volume2023
Issue number1156
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Arctiinae
  • bamboo
  • Chusquea
  • Erebidae
  • Lepidoptera
  • parasitoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Insect Science
  • Palaeontology

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