Language: Chinese with English summary
This work deals with the systematic studies on the subfamily Agathidinae Nees von Esenbeck of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera) from China. It comprises two parts, namely general account and Systematic account.
In the general account, which is divided into seven chapters, the taxonomic history, current taxonomic notes, morphology, biology and ecology, phylogeny, prospect for application, and methods for collection, identifying and preserving the specimens are reviewed.
In the systematic account, 17 genera and 111 species are recognized from China, including 22 new species, 18 are new to China, 4 are new combinations. Keys to genera and species are given. Under each genus, the generic synonym, systematic history and present systematic status, phylogenic relationship; diagnostic characters, distribution and biology are reviewed and discussed. All the species tread are described and illustrated fully except a few species which are not available.
After the systematic account, the literature cited is listed. Indices to Chinese and scientific names of the parasites are also given.
Finally, a list of the known Chinese genera and species of the subfamily Agathidinae with their hosts and distribution is provided. This list includes 17 genera and 111 species from China.
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