oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - New and Iittle known African Encyrtidae, with descriptions of two new genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Re-examination of the types of some Risbec species has led to new combinations and synonymies, as follows: Litomastix creona and Aphycomorpha senegalensis are transferred to Ooenryrtus, and Pseudolitomastix Risbec, 1954 (not Eady, 1960) is synonymized with the latter genus. Apterencyrtus africanus Risbec and Exoristobia deemingi Subba Rao are synonymized with Aphycopsis dipterae Risbec, and the latter placed in Exoristobia. Apterencyrtus ceroplastae Risbec and Protyndarichus combretae (Risbec) are redescriptionbed and two new species of the latter genus from South Africa are descriptionbed, namely, spamus and orarius. Two new genera are descriptionbed for two new South African species reared from scale insects: these are Allencyrtus monomorphus and Hadrencyrtus cirritus. Neococcidencyrtus poutiersi (Mercet) is reported from Natal, the first record of the genus from Africa.

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