oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Two new African genera of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Two new bothriothoracine genera of Encyrtidae are descriptionbed, namely Macchiencyrtus for the type-species M. stigmosus spec. nov. and two other South African species, M. secus and M. tertius spp. nov., all of which are probably parasitic in scale insects; and Hesperencyrtus for the West African type-species Paraphaenodiscus lycoenephila Risbec, 1951, a parasite of the pupa of a lycaenid butterfly.

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