Parasitoids of the genus Pholetesor Mason, 1981 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) from the leafminers Lepidoptera, with the description of three new species from India

Zubair AHMAD, Hamed A. GHRAMH & Kavita PANDEY

en European Journal of Taxonomy 726 (24) - Pages 24-37

Published on 01 December 2020

Pholetesor acrocercophagus sp. nov., P. camerariae sp. nov. and P. indicus sp. nov.(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) are described as new to science. These three species were reared from Acrocercops sp., Acrocercops phaeospora Meyrick, 1916 and Cameraria virgulata Meyrick, 1914 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), respectively. Characteristics of these new species and their affinities with related taxa are discussed. Data on habitat, host records and host plant species for all the parasitoid species is provided. A key to the Indian species of the genus Pholetesor Mason, 1981 reared from lepidopteran leafminers is also given.


Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae, Pholetesor, parasitoids, Lepidoptera, leafminer, new species, India

Download full article in PDF format Order a reprint