Genus Macroteleia Westwood (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae
S.L., Scelioninae) from China

ZooKeys No. 300

 

By Hua-Yan Chen, et al.
September 2013
Pensoft
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789546426857                         
98 pages, Illustrated
$69.50 Paper original


Macroteleia Westwood, 1835 (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s. l.) is a cosmopolitan genus in the subfamily Scelioninae, comprising about 131 described species worldwide. Although Macroteleia are found on every continent except Antarctica, they are centred in the tropics and subtropics. In the past century since Kieffer’s comprehensive study of this genus, several regional revisions have done for the New World, Australia, Vietnam and the Palearctic region. In Asia, Macroteleia has been recorded from the Philippines, Borneo, Mongolia, India, Vietnam, Japan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and China, but no species have been formally recorded from China. This monograph includes identification of seven new species and ten Chinese new record, and establishment of one new stat and five new synonyms. Key, descriptions and illustrations of all Chinese species are provided. The results of this monograph clarify some taxonomic confusion, richen the geographical distributions of Macroteleia in China, and provide facilities for further research of Macroteleia from China and Vietnam.

 

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