The West Palaearctic species of the genera Gildoria Hedqvist and Platyspathius Viereck, with keys to the species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:C. van Achterberg
Journal:Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden
Keywords:Braconidae, Canary Islands, Dendrosotinus, distribution, Doryctinae, Europe, France, Gildoria, Hymenoptera, key, Lenticulara, Morocco, new species, Palaearctic, Platyspathius, Spathiohormius

The West Palaearctic species of the genera Gildoria Hedqvist, 1974, and Platyspathius Viereck, 1911 (Braconidae: Doryctinae) are revised. Five new species are described and illustrated: Gildoria elongata spec. nov. from Canary Islands, G. gijswijti spec. nov. from France, G. iberica spec. nov. from Spain, G. striata spec. nov. from Morocco and Platyspathius europaeus spec. nov. from France and Italy. The genus Gildoria is re-instated, Gildoria anthaxiae (Belokobylskij, 1983), G. grandis (Fahringer, 1930), G. planus (Ratzeburg, 1848), G. similis ( Bouc˘ek, 1955) and G. titubata (Papp, 1985) are new combinations, and Dendrosotinus ilanotensis Capek, 1992, is synonymized with Gildoria titubata (Papp, 1985). Doryctes lenticularis Granger, 1949, is designated as type species of the subgenus Lenticularia nov. from Madagascar. A key to the species of both genera is added.

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