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Biology and description of Megaprosternum cleonarovorum sp. nov. Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) a gregarious larval ectoparasitoid of Cleonaria bicolor Thomson (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from India 

ANKITA GUPTA, S. K. RAJESHWARI, CELSO O. AZEVEDO

Abstract


Megaprosternum Azevedo (Bethylidae: Scleroderminae) is newly recorded from the Oriental region, and M. cleonarovorum Gupta & Azevedo sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Southern India as a gregarious larval ectoparasitoid of Cleonaria bicolor Thomson (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on the host plant Ixora coccinea L. (Rubiacae). This is the first ever documentation of the biology of Megaprosternum Azevedo.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, Scleroderminae, parasitoid host, Ixora

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4237.1.4

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