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Title: First report of Epitraninae (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) in the Nearctic

Author
item Grissell, Edward
item Smith, David R

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2002
Publication Date: 1/13/2003
Citation: Grissell, E.E., Smith, D.R. 2003. First report of Epitraninae (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) in the Nearctic. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 105:240-241.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Epitranus clavatus Fabricius (and the subfamily Epitraninae) is reported for the first time in the Nearctic. It was collected near Mathias, West Virginia, and represents the first specimen of the genus reported in over one hundred years in the New World. The species is associated with clothes moths (Tineidae: Lepidoptera) and is likely spread via shipments containing cloth sacks, clothing, carpeting, woolen goods, and natural fibers.