Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 628–632 | Cite as

Aegilips chilensis (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Anacharitinae): Redescription and Biogeographic Considerations

  • N Mata-CasanovaEmail author
  • J Selfa
  • F E Gallardo
  • J Pujade-Villar
Systematics, Morphology and Physiology


Aegilips chilensis Bréthes, 1918 is redescribed and illustrated. Aegilips chilensis is considered an endemic species of the Andean region, characterized for having anteroposterior cephalic processes, resembling spines, formed from the postgenal carina. This and other diagnostic characters are diagnosed and illustrated, and morphological affinities of Aegilips Haliday, 1835 with other Anacharitinae genera are discussed. Redescription and photographs of Aegilips chilensis are given.


Andean Hemerobiidae parasitoids Anacharitinae Aegilips chilensis Redescription 



Thanks are due to Arturo Roig Alsina (MACN), John Huber and Jennifer Read (CNC), and David Notton (NHM) for the loan of the material studied and to Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIC) and Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina, for their constant support.

Authors’ Contribution

NM studied the type material; FG discussed the biogeographical implications; and NM, JS, FG, and JP participated in the discussion and writing of the manuscript.

Funding information

This study has been funded by the project CGL2014-56151-P of the Science and Innovation Ministry of Spain and the grant BES-2012-060797 of the Ministry of Economy of Spain.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Depto de Biologia Animal, Facultat de BiologiaUniv de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Depto de Zoologia, Facultat de Ciències BiològiqueUniv de ValènciaValènciaSpain
  3. 3.División Entomología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y MuseoUniv Nacional de La PlataLa PlataArgentina

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