Tuesday, 19 November 2002

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Section A. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution

New species of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera) from Mexico

Vladimir A. Trjapitzin, Enrique Ruiz-Cancino, and Juana M. Coronado-Blanco. Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, UAM Agronomía y Ciencias, Centro Universitario, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Encyrtidae is one of the most important families in biocontrol of insect pests in the world. In México, there are many new species. The main objective of this presentation is to report the description of 3 new species. 1)Discodes yasnoshae Trjapitzin & Ruíz was found in Las Barracas, Baja California Sur, by Prof. Paul De Bach in 1985; other 3 species are present in USA: D. cowboy Sugonjaev in Texas, D. unicolor (Ashmead) in Virginia, Georgia and Florida, and D. arizonensis (Howard) in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. 2)Caldencyrtus canindo Trjapitzin & Ruíz was obtained in the Biosphere Reserve "El Cielo", Tamaulipas, by V. Trjapitzin and E.Ya. Chouvakhina in 1995 on guava; only other 3 species are known in the American Continent, all in Costa Rica: C. acamas Noyes & Hanson, C. antander Noyes & Hanson, and C. mitchelli Noyes & Hanson.3)Tyndarichus ibarrai Trjapitzin & Ruíz was collected in Miquihuana, Tamaulipas by J. Ibarra in 1996 in a pine-oak forest and near Jacoma, Michoacán in 1982 by J.T. Huber; this genus has other 4 Holarctic species: T. americanus Gordh & Trjapitzin in USA, T. melanicis (Dalman) in Europe and some areas in Central Asian, T. navae Howard in Japan, and T. scaurus (Walker) in Europe and some asiatic regions.

Species 1: Hymenoptera Encyrtidae Discodes yasnoshae
Species 2: Hymenoptera Encyrtidae Caldencyrtus canindo
Species 3: Hymenoptera Encyrtidae Tyndarichus ibarrai
Keywords: Chalcidoidea, parasitic wasps

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