oa African Entomology - The genus Comperiella Howard (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in southern Africa: parasitoids of armoured scale insects (Homoptera: Diaspididae)



The southern African species of the encyrtid genus Comperiella Howard are reviewed. Two new species, C. apoda and C. karoo, are descriptionbed while C. eugeniae (Rishee) is synonymized with C. bifaseiata Howard, and C. lemniscata Compere & Annecke is recorded from the region for the first time. A key is provided to distinguish females of the nine known species of Comperiella, five of which occur in southern Africa.


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