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.
- New species
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Animal Science and Zoology