Two new Oriental genera of Doryctinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from termite nests.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:S. A. Belokobylskij
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Keywords:Braconidae, descriptions, Doryctinae, mode of life, new genera and species, Old World, termite nest

Two new genera of the subfamily Doryctinae collected in termite nests are described and illustrated: Termitospathius gen. n. from Sumatra (type species T . sumatranus sp. n.) and Ceylonspathius gen. n. from Sri Lanka (type species C. nixoni sp. n.). It is the first record of the braconids from termite nests in the Old World. The biological features of the Doryctinae species and phylogenetic positions of the new genera are discussed.

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