Revision of the Neotropical genus Sendaphne nixon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae)

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

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The Neotropical genus of parasitoid wasps Sendaphne (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) is revised and the following six new species are described, all authored by Fernández-Triana and Whitfield: anitae, bennetti, broadi, dianariaspennae, penteadodiasae, and rogerblancoi. The greatest species richness is found in northern South America, but the genus extends north to 23° N in Mexico. Most species have been collected in rainforest below altitudes of 900 m, with only a few species found in cloud forests up to 1900 m. Nothing is known of the host caterpillars for these parasitoid wasps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Hymenoptera Research
StatePublished - 2015


  • Area de Conservación Guanacaste
  • DNA barcoding
  • Microgastrinae
  • Neotropics
  • Parasitoid wasps
  • Sendaphne
  • Taxonomic revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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