D0129 World species exploration of the genus Oxyteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae)

Monday, December 14, 2009
Hall D, First Floor (Convention Center)
Charuwat Taekul , Entomology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Norman Johnson , Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
The genus Oxyteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Scelioninae) is a widespread group in the Indo-Malayan and Australasian, distributed from north India to Fiji. All scelionines are egg parasitoids of arthropods, but the host of Oxyteleia is not yet known. The species concepts are revised and a key to world species is developed. The genus comprises 24 species of which 16 are new to science. The genus Merriwa Dodd, 1920 is considered to be a new synonym. This work is part of the Platygastroidea Planetary Biodiversity Inventory, and the collaborative taxonomic methods developed for this international project are outlined.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.42377