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Published: 2021-10-22

Discovery of the genus Strangulotilla Nonveiller, 1979 (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) in India and description of a new species from the Western Ghats

Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673006, Kerala, India
Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia
Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673006, Kerala, India
Hymenoptera velvet ant Mutillinae Ctenotillini new record Oriental Region

Abstract

The Afrotropical genus Strangulotilla Nonveiller, 1979, which was recorded only from Sri Lanka in the Oriental Region, is newly reported from India with the description of a new species Strangulotilla sureshani sp. nov. from the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Differences between the new species and the closely related S. krombeini Lelej, 2005 as well as a key to the Oriental species of Strangulotilla are given.

 

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TERINE, J. B. ., LELEJ, A. S. ., & KUMAR, G. P. . (2021). Discovery of the genus&nbsp;<em>Strangulotilla</em> Nonveiller, 1979 (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) in India and description of a new species from the Western Ghats. Zootaxa, 5057(3), 429–436. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5057.3.7