Venifurca, a new genus of neotropical Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), and its phylogenetic placement

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:S. S. Gadelha, Nunes, J. F., Zaldivar-Riveron, A., Oliveira, M. L.
Journal:Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Start Page:91
Keywords:cyclostome braconids, Ichneumonoidea, key, Parasitoid wasps, phylogeny, taxonomy

A new genus belonging to the braconid wasp subfamily Doryctinae, Venifurca gen. n., is described containing one species, Venifurca leiosoma sp. n. The new genus is morphologically similar to Johnsonius Marsh and Semirhytus Szépligeti. A phylogenetic analysis based on one nuclear (28S) and one mitochondrial (COI) gene marker supported the close affinity of these three genera + Bolivar Zaldívar-Riverón & Rodríguez-Jiménez and Parallorhogas Marsh. All these genera are mainly characterized by having vein m-cu of the hind wing slightly curved distally.

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