Charipinae Dalla Torre & Kieffer, 1910 (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from the Mercantour National Park (Alpes-Maritimes, France), with descriptions of three new species


en Zoosystema 37 (1) - Pages 115-138

Published on 27 March 2015

This article is a part of the thematic issue Mercantour/Alpi Marittime All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

Charipinae Dalla Torre & Kieffer, 1910 material collected during the ATBI of the Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-Maritimes (France) has been studied. Based on the study of 362 specimens, 35 species in four genera have been identified from: 23 Alloxysta Förster, 1869; 10 Phaenoglyphis Förster, 1869; one Apocharips Fergusson, 1986 and one Dilyta Förster, 1869. Of these, 19 species are recorded from France for the first time: Alloxysta abdera Fergusson, 1986; Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902); Alloxysta brachycera Hellén, 1963; Alloxysta brevis (Thomson, 1962); Alloxysta fracticornis (Thomson, 1862); Alloxysta mullensis (Cameron, 1883); Alloxysta pilipennis (Hartig, 1840); Alloxysta postica (Hartig, 1841); Alloxysta proxima Belizin, 1962; Apocharips trapezoidea (Hartig, 1841); Phaenoglyphis abbreviata (Thomson, 1877); Phaenoglyphis americana Baker, 1896; Phaenoglyphis calverti Andrews, 1978; Phaenoglyphis evenhuisi Pujade-Villar & Paretas-Martínez, 2006; Phaenoglyphis fuscicornis (Thomson, 1877); Phaenoglyphis gutierrezi Andrews, 1978; and Phaenoglyphis longicornis (Hartig, 1840). All the Charipinae species identified are briefly described and compared with one another. Three new species are described and illustrated in detail: Alloxysta alpina Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar, n. sp.; Alloxysta franca Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar, n. sp. and Alloxysta pilae Ferrer-Suay, n. sp. A key to the species of Charipinae known from the Mercantour National Park is provided.


Alloxysta, Alps, Taxonomy, ATBI, new species.

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