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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Bees, Ants & Wasps (Hymenoptera)

Fairyfly Genus Camptoptera Foerster (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) in India and Sri Lanka, with Descriptions of Eleven New Species

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Series: Zoologica (Schweizerbart) Volume: 165
89 pages, 241 b/w photos
Fairyfly Genus Camptoptera Foerster (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) in India and Sri Lanka, with Descriptions of Eleven New Species
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Volume 165 of Zoologica is a comprehensive study of the fairyfly genus Camptoptera Foerster in India and Sri Lanka. The species of Camptoptera are among the smallest known insects. Their taxonomy is mostly based on the mesosomal sculpture, which makes cleared slide mounts necessary for their correct identification. The authors of this volume present a rather simple and better slide mounting technique especially for the smaller chalcids to make the mounted specimens clearer and more visible.

Based on a large collection of specimens from all over India and types of previously described taxa, a total of 26 different morphospecies were found to be present in both the countries out of which 11 species are described as new. These are C. alii Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. anneckei Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. bengalurensis Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. fawnae Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. huberi Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. naseemi Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. natalieae Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. ogloblini Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. scythe Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., C. squama Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov. and C. usmanii Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov.

Four species, C. fransciscae (Debauche), C. doptera Triapitsyn, C. okadomei Taguchi and C. papaveris Foerster, are recorded for the first time from India. However, identification of two species i.e. C. franciscae and C. okadomei is tentative. Two species Camptoptera muiri (Perkins) and C. sakaii Taguchi recorded from India were found to be misidentified and are now described as C. fawnae Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov. and C. ogloblini Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov., respectively. The other recorded species, C. dravida Subba Rao, from several Indian states were found to be incorrect and are now replaced by C. enocki (Howard). Male specimen are re-described for the previously described females of C. assamensis Rehmat & Anis, C. dravida Subba Rao, C. franciscae and C. matcheta Subba Rao. The male paratype of C. dravida is considered to belong to C. enocki (Howard), and the male paratype of C. matcheta is described to be an unidentified species of Eofoersteria Mathot. A key to females of 25 species from India and Sri Lanka is provided.

Contents

Abstract 1
Introduction 2
Material and methods 2
Taxonomy 3
Genus Camptoptera Foerster, 1856 3
Key to species of Camptoptera Foerster in India and Sri Lanka, females 4
Synopsis of the species in India and Sri Lanka (listed in the same order as keyed) 6
Camptoptera serenellae Viggiani 6
Camptoptera matcheta Subba Rao 6
Camptoptera protuberculata Viggiani 14
Camptoptera ambrae Viggiani 14
Camptoptera tuberculata Viggiani 18
Camptoptera scythe Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 18
Camptoptera anneckei Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 22
Camptoptera ogloblini Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 27
Camptoptera naseemi Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 31
Camptoptera fawnae Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 33
Camptoptera kannada Subba Rao 36
Camptoptera natalieae Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 39
Camptoptera ?fransciscae (Debauche) 42
Camptoptera dravida Subba Rao 45
Camptoptera enocki (Howard) 50
Camptoptera bengalurensis Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 55
Camptoptera ?okadomei Taguchi 57
Camptoptera assamensis Rehmat & Anis 59
Camptoptera squama Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 63
Camptoptera papaveris Foerster 67
Camptoptera longifuniculata Viggiani 71
Camptoptera doptera Triapitsyn 71
Camptoptera huberi Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 75
Camptoptera brevifuniculata Subba Rao 78
Camptoptera alii Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 83
Camptoptera usmanii Anwar & Zeya, sp. nov 83

Acknowledgements 87
References 87
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Identification Key Monograph
Series: Zoologica (Schweizerbart) Volume: 165
89 pages, 241 b/w photos
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