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Notes on Kocourekia Bouček (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) with description of a new species from China

HUAN-XI CAO, JOHN LA SALLE, FELIX FORNOFF, PENG-FEI GUO, CHAO-DONG ZHU

Abstract


Kocourekia fusis Cao & Zhu sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) is described and illustrated as a parasitoid of aculeate Hymenoptera. Females differ from those of the other two species in Kocourekia by the presence of a malar sulcus, prompting a re-examination of generic limits. A re-definition of Kocourekia is presented, its relationship with other closely allied genera in the Melittobia complex is discussed, and a key to the species of Kocourekia is provided.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, new taxon, trap-nest, Aculeata, parasitoid, taxonomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4317.2.13

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