Taxonomic Notes on a Collection of Indian Eucharitidae (A Family of Ant Parasitoids) with Description of Female of Schizaspidia andamanensis (Mani) from Andaman Islands, India

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  • National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects, Post Bag No. 2491, H. A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore 560 024, Karnataka
  • Department of Entomology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram 608 002, Tamil Nadu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2013/3405

Keywords:

Eucharitidae, Ant Parasitoids, India.

Abstract

Female of Schizaspidia andamanensis (Mani) is described from Andaman & Nicobar islands and distribution records are given for nine species under five genera of eucharitids, viz., Chalcura aeginetus (Walker), Chalcura deprivata (Walker), Cherianella narayani Narendran, Neolosbanus palgravei (Girault), Schizaspidia andamanensis (Mani), Stilbula ashokai Narendran, Stilbula bangalorica Girish Kumar & Narendran, Stilbula lata Narendran and Stilbula tanjorensis (Mani & Dubey) of which Chalcura aeginetus (Walker) is the first report from India. New distributional records are given for six species. Information on the parasitoid distribution, brief diagnosis of each species with a habitus photograph along with high resolution images for various parts for easy identification is provided.

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Published

2013-06-01

How to Cite

Gupta, A., & Manickavasagam, S. (2013). Taxonomic Notes on a Collection of Indian Eucharitidae (A Family of Ant Parasitoids) with Description of Female of <I>Schizaspidia andamanensis</I> (Mani) from Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Biological Control, 27(2), 73–80. https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2013/3405

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