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ZooKeys 446: Revision of the Genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with Emphasis on the Species in Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Northwestern Costa Rica

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 446

By: Jose L Fernández-Triana (Author), Daniel H Janzen (Author), Winifred Hallwachs (Author), James B Whitfield (Author), M Alex Smith (Author), Robert Kula (Author)

82 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Oct 2014 | #218979 | ISBN-13: 9789546427496
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The genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera, Braconidae: Microgastrinae) is a moderately diverse group of parasitoid wasps widely distributed in the New World, from 45°N in Canada to 34°S in Argentina. Many undescribed species remain in collections, mainly from South America. The present paper deals with all previously known species, and adds 25 new from Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), Costa Rica. All 36 species are assigned to three newly created species-groups, and a dichotomous key, brief descriptions (generated by Lucid 3.5 software) and extensive illustrations of every species are provided. DNA barcodes were obtained for 30 species (83%), and provide a foundation for future study of the genus beyond ACG. Host records (known for only 25% of the species) show that the genus comprises mostly solitary parasitoids of caterpillars of several families of small Lepidoptera (Crambidae, Elachistidae, Gelechiidae, Incurvariidae, Sesiidae, and Tineidae). This paper is a continuation of a series studying the whole fauna of Microgastrinae in ACG.


Contents

Introduction   3
Methods   4
Results and discusion   6
Key to species of Pseudapanteles   9

Taxonomic treatment   16
Pseudapanteles abantidas (Nixon, 1965)   16
Pseudapanteles alfiopivai Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   16
Pseudapanteles alvaroumanai Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   17
Pseudapanteles analorenaguevarae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   18
Pseudapanteles annulicornis Ashmead, 1900   19
Pseudapanteles brunneus Ashmead, 1900   20
Pseudapanteles carlosespinachi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   20
Pseudapanteles carlosrodriguezi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   21
Pseudapanteles christianafigueresae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   22
Pseudapanteles dignus (Muesebeck, 1938)   23
Pseudapanteles gouleti Fernández-Triana, 2010   24
Pseudapanteles hernanbravoi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   24
Pseudapanteles jorgerodriguezi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   25
Pseudapanteles josefigueresi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   26
Pseudapanteles laurachinchillae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   26
Pseudapanteles lipomeringis (Muesebeck, 1958)   27
Pseudapanteles luisguillermosolisi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   27
Pseudapanteles margaritapenonae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   28
Pseudapanteles mariobozai Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   30
Pseudapanteles mariocarvajali Fernández-Triana and Whitfield, sp p   31
Pseudapanteles maureenballesteroae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   32
Pseudapanteles moerens (Nixon, 1965), comb n   33
Pseudapanteles munifigueresae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   33
Pseudapanteles nerion (Nixon, 1965)   34
Pseudapanteles nigrovariatus (Muesebeck, 1921)   34
Pseudapanteles oscarariasi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   34
Pseudapanteles ottonsolisi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   35
Pseudapanteles pedroleoni Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   36
Pseudapanteles raulsolorzanoi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   37
Pseudapanteles renecastroi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   38
Pseudapanteles rodrigogamezi Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   38
Pseudapanteles rosemarykarpinskiae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   39
Pseudapanteles ruficollis (Cameron, 1911)   40
Pseudapanteles sesiae (Viereck, 1912)   41
Pseudapanteles soniapicadoae Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   42
Pseudapanteles teofilodelatorrei Fernández-Triana & Whitfield, sp. n.   43

Plates   44
Acknowledgments   79
References   79


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