oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - New and little known African species of Coccophagus Westwood (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Four new species of Coccophagus Westwood are descriptionbed from South African material which was reared from soft scale insects (Homoptera: Coccidae) collected on native plants. C. nigropleurum Girault is briefly redescriptionbed 'and figured, and is recorded as a frequent parasite of lac-insects in South Africa. A second specimen of C. amblydon Compere was traced and is here annotated and figured.

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