Two new species of the genus Austrocotesia Austin & Dangerfield (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from the Andean region of South America

A. A. Valerio, J. B. Whitfield

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Abstract

The microgastrine braconid wasp genus Austrocotesia was erected by Austin & Dangerfield as a new, apparently endemic Australasian genus. In the past 8 years a series of specimens clearly belonging to the genus have been collected throughout South America and Mesoamerica. In the present paper, Austrocotesia croizati n. sp. and A. renei n.sp. are described and illustrated from the Andean region of South America. In addition, a key to the known species is presented, and the relationships and taxonomic status of the genus are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Issue number888
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2005

Keywords

  • Austrocotesia
  • Braconidae
  • Hymenoptera
  • Microgastrinae
  • Neotropics
  • New species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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