A new highly aberrant doryctine wasp, Spathius lubomiri sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Doryctinae), from Lord Howe Island.

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.
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith