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NEW CHARIPINAE (HYMENOPTERA CYNIPOIDEA FIGITIDAE) FROM ITALY


Abstract


Charipinae material from different localities in Italy deposited in the Natural History Museum of London, Canadian National Collection of Insects and the United States National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) has been revised. 120 specimens have been examined and 16 species have been determined. 14 Charipinae species are here cited for the first time from Italy: Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902), Alloxysta brevis (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta castanea (Hartig, 1841), Alloxysta citripes (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta fracticornis (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta consobrina (Zetterstedt, 1838), Alloxysta melanogaster (Hartig, 1840), Alloxysta mullensis (Cameron, 1883), Alloxysta pilipennis (Hartig, 1840), Alloxysta ramulifera (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta xanthocera (Thomson, 1862), Phaenoglyphis heterocera (Hartig, 1841), Phaenoglyphis salicis (Cameron, 1883) and Phaenoglyphis villosa (Hartig, 1841). Diagnoses for the new records are given; their main diagnostic features are shown in different plates. Alloxysta aphidicida (Rondani, 1848), Alloxysta musti (Rondani, 1876) and Alloxysta silvestri (Kieffer, 1908) are considered as nomina dubia. A key to identify the Charipinae present in Italy is also given.


Keywords

Hymenoptera; Figitidae; Charipinae; Alloxysta; Phaenoglyphis; Italy

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