Review of the neotropical genus Prasmodon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with emphasis on species from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica

Jose L. Fernandez-Triana, James B. Whitfield, M. Alex Smith, Yves Braet, Winnie Hallwachs, Daniel H. Janzen

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Abstract

The Microgastrinae genus Prasmodon is revised and the following 16 new species are described: erenadupontae and verhoogdenokus (authored by Braet and Fernandez-Triana), and almasolisae, aureus, bobpoolei, bobrobbinsi, dondavisi, johnbrowni, masoni, mikepoguei, nixoni, paulgoldsteini, scottmilleri, silvatlanticus, subfuscus, and tijucaensis (authored by Fernandez-Triana and Whitfield). The greatest species richness is found in the Amazon basin, but the genus extends throughout the rain forests of Central and South America. Leaf-rolling and webbing caterpillars of Crambidae and Elachistidae are the only known hosts for these parasitoids. Copyright Jose Fernandez-Triana et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-52
Number of pages52
JournalJournal of Hymenoptera Research
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
  • Caterpillars
  • Costa Rica
  • Microgastrinae
  • Neotropics
  • Parasitoid biology
  • Prasmodon
  • Species descriptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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