A new aberrant Doryctinae genus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from French Guiana

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:A. Zaldivar Riveron, Belokobylskij, S. A., Braet, Y.
Date Published:05/2019
Keywords:Ichneumonoidea, Neotropics, parasitoid wasp, South America, taxonomy

A new genus, Cerritulus gen. nov., with type species, C. forticrura sp. nov., are described from French Guiana based on a single specimen that is considerably distinct morphologically from all known Neotropical genera. The new genus is only partially similar to the enigmatic, monotypic Asian genera Ceylonspathius Belokobylskij and Termitospathius Belokobylskij, whose species were collected inside termite nests. We provide colour pictures for the type species of the above three genera.

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