|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2009|
|Authors:||A. D. Austin, Jennings J. T.|
|Keywords:||apterous, brachypterous, Braconidae, Doryctinae, Lord Howe Island, micropterous, Spathius, wing reduction|
Here we describe the doryctine wasp Spathius lubomiri sp. n., a highly aberrant member of the genus from Lord Howe Island, which is characterised, among other features, by having the wings reduced to sclerotised rod-like structures, and the dorsal body covered with long bristle-like setae. We also briefly discuss the composition of the hymenopteran fauna and prevalence of reduced wing taxa for the island, and provide a personal account in celebration of Lubo Masner’s 75th birthday.