D0115 Halictophagus species from Madagascar

Monday, December 14, 2009
Hall D, First Floor (Convention Center)
Carly M. Tribull , Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Jerry L. Cook , Texas Research Institute of Environmental Studies and Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
The genus Halictophagus (Halictophagidae) is poorly known from Africa. Previously there has been only one species described from Madagascar by Paul Raulian in 1959. Our project describes one new species from Madagascar and reviews other African Halictophagus species. We also illustrate and discuss morphological characters of adult males that are important to a comparative study of this group. In addition, we describe one new genus from the family Corioxenidae also from Madagascar. The goal of this research is to expand on the known biodiversity of the Halictophagus and Corioxenidae from Madagascar, an area largely unexplored in terms of Strepsiptera research.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.42258