oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the encyrtid parasites (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) associated with psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) in southern Africa

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The southern African encyrtids associated with psyllids that are dealt with here have accumulated in the National Collection of Insects at the Plant Protection Research Institute in Pretoria over the past fifteen years or more. Much of the material was reared from known hosts collected by Mr A. L. Capener, formerly of this Institute, during his studies on South African Psyllidae from 1964 to 1974. Hardly any systematic work has been done on these parasites in southern Africa or elsewhere in Africa and this accounts for the large number of new species that are here descriptionbed. In addition to the new species, this paper deals with all encyrtids previously recorded as parasites or hyperparasites of psyllids in southern Africa (Table 1).

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