Revision of the Subfamily Opiinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from
Hunan (China), Including 36 New Species & 2 New Genera
ZooKeys No. 268
By Xi-Ying Li, et al.
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186 pages, Illustrated
$120.00 Paper original
The large subfamily Opiinae (Braconidae), with about 2,000 valid species is a common group containing mainly small (2-5 mm) parasitoid wasps of mainly mining or fruit-infesting dipterous larvae. Several species are potentially of importance for biocontrol of dipterous pests, and some have been used successfully. For the first time the opiine fauna of a large area is fully illustrated by colour photographs and all known species are keyed. Thirty-six new species (out of 42) and two new genera are described from Hunan province (Oriental China). Thirty species have been sequenced and the results are discussed. In addition three species are re-named and 27 new combinations are proposed.
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