oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Records and Descriptions of African Encyrtidae - 5 (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)



This paper presents records and descriptionptions of three encyrtids belonging to the genera Clausenia Ishii, Alamella Man Mohan and Gyranusoidea Compere. They are parasitic in economically important, citrus-infesting mealybugs (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae). A new species of Aphidencyrtus Ashmead is descriptionbed which, so far as is known, restricts its attack to primary parasites inhabiting psyllids (Homoptera: Psyllidae). A species of Syrphophagus Ashmead known from the Orient is recorded from a common aphidivorous syrphid fly in South Africa, and the genus Mayrencyrtus Hincks, represented by two species, is recorded from Africa for the first time. Two species of Comperia Gomes are descriptionbed from unreared South African material.


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