oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Hockeria Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), parasitic in two gall-inciting Lepidoptera from the Namib desert, South West Africa.

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A new species of Chalcididae, Hockeria gallicola, is descriptionbed from the central Namib desert in South West Africa. The new species is a pupal parasitoid of two gelechiid moths, Grandipalpa robusta Janse and Acutitornis sp., which are both gall-inciting species on the grasses Stipagrostis sabulicola and S. namaquensis.

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