Achrysocharoides Girault (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) new to tropical America, with eight new species

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The genus Achrysocharoides Girault is here reported for the first time from tropical America. Included are ten species, eight newly described: A. asperulus, A. callisetosus, A. cuspidatus, A. foveatus, A. infuscus, A. mediocarinatus, A. purpureus, A. sulcatus, and two already known: A. ecuadorensis (Hansson) and A. gliricidiae (Hansson & Cave). All species are included in an identification key, diagnosed, described and illustrated. Only one of the species, A. gliricidiae, has a host record, an endoparasitoid in a leafmining Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) on Gliricidia sepium (Fabaceae), thus conforming to the biology of extralimital Achrysocharoides species. The genus Kratoysma Bouček is here established as a junior synonym of Achrysocharoides, and the following species previously in Kratoysma are here recombined to Achrysocharoides: K. citri Bouček, K. ecuadorensis Hansson, K. gliricidiae Hansson & Cave, K. longifacies Hansson, K. nepalensis Hansson, Derostenus usticrus Erdös.

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  • Zoology

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  • Neotropical, leafminer parasitoids, Gracillariidae, Gliricidia sepium, identification key, Chalcidoidea, Entedoninae, Kratoysma, junior synonym, recombination
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-108
JournalZooKeys
Volume173
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes