Review of the world species of Exoryza (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with description of five new species

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

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Abstract

The world species of the genus Exoryza (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) are revised. Ten species are recognized, including five new, authored by Fernandez-Triana: mariabustosae, richardashleyi, ritaashleyae, rosamatarritae and yeimycedenoae. The species Dolichogenidea oryzae Walker, 1994 is considered as related to Exoryza - although is not formally transferred to that genus. A dichotomous key to all species, descriptions and illustrations are provided. The only region where the genus is not yet recorded is Australasia, but this may be a collecting artifact. Host caterpillars (Lepidoptera) include species within Choreutidae, Depressariidae, Gelechiidae, and Pyraloidea - all but Pyraloidea are new host records. The status of Exoryza is questioned (it may only represent a species-group within the genus Dolichogenidea) but it is retained as a valid genus until a comprehensive phylogenetic study of Microgastrinae is available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-210
Number of pages16
JournalDeutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • DNA barcoding
  • Exoryza
  • Microgastrinae
  • Parasitoid wasps
  • Taxonomic revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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