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Advances in Hymenoptera Research in China (Braconidae)

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Language: English

This is a collection of reasrch papers on Braconidae published in recent years from 2000 to 2012. It contains thirty papers in English, see table of contents for details and summaries.


Contents

1. A new species in the genus Hylcalosia (Hymenoptera) from China
Hylcalosia ventisulcata sp. nov. from Heilongjiang, China is described and illustrated. A key to species in the genus is also provided. Type specimens are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Institute, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

2. A New Species of the Genus Acanthormius Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
In this paper, a new species of the genus Acanthormius Ashmead, A. yunnanensis, sp. nov. collected from China is described and illustrated. A key to Chinese species of the genus is also provided. The type of the new species is deposited in the Institute of Beneficial Insects, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

3. A New Species of Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) of China
A new species of Microplitis Foerster 1862: Microplitis vitellipedis, sp. nov. (?) is described from China, Fujian, Mt. Wuyi. The new species is similar to Microplitis changbaishana Song & Chen, but has the following differences: Microplitis vitllivipes sp. nov.: T1 parallel or subparallel-sided; antennae with F12-15 loosely connected; hind coxae reddish yellow; body normal. Microplitis changbaishana Song & Chen: T1 slightly widened towards apex; antennae with F12-15 tightly connected; hind coxae yellowish beown; body stout.

4. Two new species of the genus Dolichogenidea Viereck (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) from China
Two species from China, Dolichogenidea acutituba sp. nov. and Dolichogenidea angularis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) are described. All specimens are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab., College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University.

5. Three Genera with Eyes Setose of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in China, with the Description of One New Species
Three genera with eyes setose of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), i.e. Chelonogastra Ashmead, Ectemnoplax Enderlein and Pycnobracon Cameron, are reported in China with five species recognized, one of them is new species: Ectemnoplax xizanginensis, sp. nov. The new species is described and illustrated in detail. Pycnobracon is reported from China for the first time. The type specimens are deposited in the Parasitic Hymenoptera Collection, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (ZJUH).

6. A New Species of the Genus Tropobracon Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) from China
Tropobracon niger sp. nov. is described and illustrated. A key to the Chinese species of the genus Tropobracon is provided.

7. The genus Furcadesha Quicke (Hymenoptera: Braconidae Braconinae) in China, with descriptions of two new species
The genus Furcadesha Quicke of the tribe Adeshini van Achterberg (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) is recorded from China for the first time. Two new species, Furcadesha nanningensis Liu & Chen, sp. nov. and Furcadesha bimaculatus Yang & Liu, sp. nov. are described. A key to species of the genus is provided. The type specimens are deposited in the Benificial Insects Laboratory, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China.

8. A New Species of the Genus Aulosaphoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Yunnan
Aulosaphoides flavistigmus, sp. nov. from Yuanan, China is described and illustrated. A key to the Chinese species of the genus Aulosaphoides is provided. The type specimen is deposited in the Beneficial Insects Laboratory, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

9. One new species of genus Aulosaphoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Lysiterminae) from China
One new species, Aulosaphoides bannaensis, sp. nov. from Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. A key to Chinese species of the genus is also provided. Type specimens are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

10. A new genus and a new species of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
In this paper, a new genus and a new species of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) are described and illustrated from China, i.e. Platybracon gen. nov. and Platybracon sinicus sp. nov. The type specimens are deposited in the Benificial Insects Lab, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China.

11. A new species of the genus Microplitis Foerster from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae)
The genus Microplitis Foerster 1862 from China was studied. One species, Microplitis hirtifacialis sp. nov., was described as new to science. The new species is similar to Microplitis helicoverpae Xu & He, but is different from the latter as shown in following contrast: Microplitis hirtifacialis, sp. nov., 1. ocelli small, in a high triangle; 2. 1-R1 1.5 × and 1.1 × as long as the distance from its tip to the tip of marginal cell respectively; 3. tergite 1 1.0 × as long as wide in maximal breadth. Microplitis helicoverpae Xu & He 1. ocelli large,in low triangle; 2. 1-R1 1.1 × and 0.7 × as long as the distance from its tip to the tip of marginal cell respectively; 3. tergite 1 1.7 × as long as wide in maximal breadth. Types were deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab., College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University.

12. First Chinese record of the genus Trispinaria Quicke (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) and a description of a new species
The genus Trispinaria Quicke was discovered on the Chinese mainland for the first time and the new species, T. chinensis sp. nov. is described. The type specimen is deposited in the Parasitic Hymenoptera Collection, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

13. Two new species of Microgaster Latreille from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae)
The present paper describes two new species of Microgaster Latreille, 1804, recorded in China. viz: M. breviterebrae (?) and M. longicalcar (?). M. breviterebrae is described from Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning Provinces and is closely related to M. grandis, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) fore wing with a dark spot beneath stigma; 2) penultimate joint of antenna 1.2 times as long as wide; 3) vertex smooth; 4) tergite 3 polished; 5) hind femur black. M. longicalcar is described from Hubei Province and is closely related to M. breviterebrae, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) 1-SR of fore wing almost 0.5 times as long as 1-M; 2) r of fore wing as long as the width of stigma; 3) inner spur of hind tibia 0.86 times as long as basitarsus; 4) the hairy part of ovipositor sheath 0.5 times as long as hind tibia; 5) OD as long as APOL. A key to Chinese species of Microgaster Latreille is provided. The type specimens are deposited in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

14. Two new species of Microplitis Foerster from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae)
Two new species of Microplitis Foerster 1862, viz: Microplitis longiradiusis sp. nov. (?) and Microplitis bicoloratus sp. nov. (?), are described. M. bicoloratus sp. nov. is described from Shandong, Hubei, Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces and is closely related to M. obscuripennatus Xu & He, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) APOL as long as OD; 2) mesoscutum with a wide and deep medio-longitudinal crenulate furrow; 3) cu-a of hind wing straight; 4) Wings subhyaline, pale to infuscate, and fore-wing with a dark spot beneath stigma; 5) hind tibia with a yellowish-white middle ring. Microplitis longiradiusis sp. nov. is described from Heilongjiang Province and is closely related to M. marshalli Kokujev, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) APOL as long as OD; 2) tergites 2-3 reddish yellow; 3) hind coxa reddish yellow; 4) r of fore wing shorter than 2-SR; 5) 1-R1 of fore wing very short, almost as long as stigma. A key to Chinese species of Microplitis Foerster is provided. The type specimens are deposited in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

15. Phylogenetic Relationships of the Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Based on the D2 Variable Region of 28S Ribosomal RNA (28S rRNA)
The D2 variable region of 28S ribosomal RNA was sequenced from ethanol specimens or obtained from the literature to provide the first phylogenetic reconstruction of the subfamily Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Phylogenetic relationships were established by comparing the results using two different methods (distance-based neighbor-joining, NJ; and maximum parsimony, MP) and three different outgroups. The monophyly of the Euphorinae is well supported by all trees generated from molecular data. All phylogenetic reconstructions yielded trees with very similar topologies that only partially resolved the morphologically defined tribes and the relationships within the subfamily. We found no evidence for the monophyletic natures of the tribes Euphorini, Dinocampini, Perilitini, Syntretini, Comsophorini and Centisitini, but we did find some evidence for the tribes Meteorini and Microctonini. The monophyletic nature of the tribe Meteorini was well-supported in all trees. We also found the clade containing the Lecythodella, Microctonus, Orionis and Streblocera to be a monophyletic group, which corresponded to the tribe Microtonini, with Orionis transferred from the tribe Euphorini into Microtonini. Among the genera of Euphorini our results showed strong support for a paraphyletic nature of this group, which can be roughly divided into two clades, one consisting of Aridelus + Wesmaelia, the other of Leiophron + Peristenus, suggesting both of which may be given tribal rank. The placement of the genus Chrysopophorus is largely uncertain. Two clades, Dinocampus + Perilitus and Cosmophorus + Rhopalophorus, were constantly resolved in our analyses, with 42-96 and 97-100 bootstrap value support, respectively, suggesting that both of them form monophyletic groups. For members of the Centistini, Pygostolus may be removed and included in Microctonini or other relative tribe.

16. The discovery of the genus Shelfordia Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Braconinae) in China, with description of one new species
The genus Shelfordia is discovered in China for the first time, and one new species of this genus (S. chinensis sp. nov.) is fully described and illustrated in the present paper. The type specimen is deposited in the Parasitic Hymenoptera Collection, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

17. A new species of Heterospilus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
A new species of the genus Heterospilus Haliday, Heterospilus breviatus Shi, Yang & Chen, sp. nov., collected from Yunnan Province is described and illustrated in this paper. The type specimen is kept in the Beneficial Insects Laboratory, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

18. A new species of the genus Ascogaster Wesmael from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae)
A new species of the genus Ascogaster Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae), Ascogaster retis Ji & Chen, sp. nov. is described and illustrated from China. The new species is characterized by black body; antenna slightly dilated medially; vertex with coarse transversal areolate rugae; temple almost equal to eye in dorsal view; face coarsely reticulate rugose; clypeus moderate dense punctate, medial apical border pointed forwards into a dull tooth; notauli rather shallow, mesopleuron lacuno punctate without precoxal sulcus; propodeum with four teeth, lateral teeth bigger and middle teeth smaller; carapace with a conical spine at apex, ovipositor sheath short and not beyond carapace in lateral view. The new species is similar to Ascogaster fullawayi (Baker), but differs from the latter in: temple about equal to eye in dorsal view, no sharp angulate teeth between frons and eye orbits; no weak longitudinal carina through the lower part of face; carapace apex with a small and dull conical spine. The type specimens are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Laboratory, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

19. The subgenus Asiastreblocera Belokobylskij of the genus Streblocera Westwood from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae)
The species of the subgenus Asiastreblocera Belokobylskij of the genus Streblocera Westwood from China are revised and key including two previously known species (Streblocera (A.) cornuta Chao and S. (A.) dayuensis Wang) and one new species (S. (A.) planicornis sp. nov.).

20. Description of Aulosaphoides aquilus, sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Fujian
The present paper describes one new species, Aulosaphoides aquilus, sp. nov., of the genus Aulosaphoides van Achterberg (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Lysiterminae) collected from Mt. Longqishan Natural Reserve in Jiangle, Fujian. A key to eight world species of the genus Aulosapheides van Achterberg is also provided. The type material is deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab, Department of Plant Protection, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

21. A new species of genus Acanthormius Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Yunnan
One new species, Acanthormius menglunensis sp. nov., of the genus Acanthormius Ashmead collected from Menglun, Yunnan, is described and illustrated. The type material of the new species is deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab., Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China.

22. A new species of Acanthormius Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
A new species (Acanthormius bicolor sp. nov.) of the genus Acanthormius Ashmead collected from Yunnan Province of China is described in this paper. Type specimens are kept in the Beneficial Insects Laboratory, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

23. A new species of Aulosaphoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Fujian Province of China
In this paper, a new species, Aulosaphoides fujianicus sp. nov., of the genus Aulosaphoides van Achterberg (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Lysiterminae) collected from Fujian Province is described and illustrated. The type specimens are kept in the Beneficial Insects Laboratory, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

24. Two new species of Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
The present paper describes two new species of Microplitis Foerster 1862, viz. Microplitis zhaoi Xu & He sp. nov. and Microplitis choui Xu & He sp. nov. The type specimens are deposited in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 1. Microplitis zhaoi sp. nov. is described from Fujian and Zhejiang Provinces in China closely related to Microplitis malimba Papp, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) 1-R1 shorter than stigma; 2) sternites 1-3 yellowish white; 3) submarginal cell of hind wing two times as long as basal width and 4) r as long as 2-SR. 2. Microplitis choui sp. nov. is described from Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces in China closely related to Microplitis zhaoi sp. nov., but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) r shorter than 2-SR; 2) sternites 1-3 blackish; 3) tergites 2-3 black; 4) cu-a of hind wing strongly sloped outward and 5) antenna shorter than body.

25. Notes on a new species and a new record of the genus Centistidea Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
A new species and a new record of the genus Centistidea Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) are reported from China in this paper. Centistidea immitis Wu & Chen is new to science and Centistidea irruptor (Papp) is recorded for the first time from China. Key to the species of the genus paper is also provided. The type specimens and other material examined are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou.

26. A new species of the genus Dirrhope (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
The subfamily Dirrhopinae van Achterberg and the genus Dirrhope Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), both are recorded for the first time from China. Dirrhope shawi is also reported new to science in this paper. Type specimens of this new species are kept in the Beneficial Insects Lab, Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

27. Two new species of Microgaster Latreille (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from China
The present paper describes two new species of Microgaster Latreille, 1804, viz.: M. longiterebra sp. nov. (?) and M. longicaudatus sp. nov. (?). M.longiterebra sp. nov. is described from Kunming, Yunnan Prov. in China closely related to M. subcompletus, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) APOL as long as OD; 2) Mesonotum strongly punctate on anterior 2/3; 3) r shorter than width of stigma; 4) cu-a of hind wing medially curved; 5) Apex of hypopygium ending far beyond apex of abdomen. M. longicaudatus sp. nov. is described from Tianmushan, Zhejiang Prov. in China closely related to M. ductilis, but differs from the latter in the combination of the following features: 1) middle and hind femora reddish yellow only with apical 1/4 blackish; 2) 1-SR 0.5 times as long as 1-M; 3) the hairy part of ovipositor sheath 0.5 times as long as hind tibia; 4) tergite 3 with slightly weaker rugosity. The type specimens are deposited in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

28. One new species of the genus Mirax Haliday from China (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
A new species of the genus Mirax Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Miracinae),Mirax gonghenensis sp. nov., is reported from China. A key to three Chinese species of the genus is also provided. Type specimens are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Lab., Fujian Agricultural University, Fuzhou, China.

29. The Genus Leiophron Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae) from China with Descriptions of Two New Species
The genus Leiophron Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae) from China is revised. Seven species are described, two of them, L. (E.) amplicaptis, sp. nov. and L. (L.) yichunensis, sp. nov. are new species. A key to Chinese species of this genus is provided.

30. The genus Syntretus Foerster (Hymenoptera: Bracondidae) from China with description of a new species
The species of the genus Syntretus Foerster form China are revised in this paper. Five species are recognized with one species, Syntretus longitergitus sp. nov., as new to science. A key to the Chinese species fo this genus is provided.

 


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