Systematics of the Parasitic Wasp Genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae S.L.), Part 1: Indo-Malayan & Palearctic Fauna

ZooKeys No. 292

 

By Roger A. Burks, et al.
September 2013
Pensoft
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789546426819                         
263 pages, Illustrated
$147.50 Paper original


This issue contains the first of a planned set of three publications greatly expanding knowledge of the platyastroid genus Oxyscelio Kieffer. We recognize 90 species in teh Indo-Malayan and Palearctic relams, 71 of which are described here as new species. We divided these species into 13 species groups in order to highlight unique or unusual morphological features shared by certain species. A total of 438 specimen photographs are provided to aid in specimen identification. Newly discovered species are described from Brunei, China, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, The Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

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