Two new species of Dolichogenidea (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) parasitoids of leafminer Lepidoptera from India
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Dolichogenidea cordiae sp. n., and Dolichogenidea syngremma sp. n., (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) are described as new to science. These two species were recovered from Acrocercops lysibathra and Eteoryctis syngramma (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) reared on the host plants Cordia latifolia and Mangifera indica. Characters of these new species and their affinities with related taxa are discussed. Data on habitat, host records, and host plant for all the parasitoid species are also provided.
KeywordsHymenoptera Braconidae Microgastrinae Parasitoids Leafminer Acrocercops lysibathra Eteoryctis syngramma Cordia latifolia Mangifera indica New species India
The authors would like to extend their appreciation to the Research Centre of Advanced Material, King Khalid University (RCAM), Abha, KSA. First (ZA) and fourth (FK) authors acknowledges the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Khalid University (DSRKKU) for funding this work through the individual research program (R.G.P.1)-40/194 and 40/447, respectively. We also thank the editor, associate editor, and anonymous reviewers for their valuable and helpful comments to improve the quality of the manuscript.
A part of this work constitutes of the doctoral thesis of third Author (KP). ZA collected the samples, and after that, he analysed the data and wrote the article. HG and FK revised the article and provide all technical supports. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
The experimental work was financially supported by research group programme (R.G.P.1)-40/194 and (R.G.P.1)-40/447 of deanship of scientific Research at King Khalid University, Abha, KSA.
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This study is very helpful for entomologist researchers because it provides information about the biological control agent of agriculturally important pests.
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