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Title: A NEW SPECIES OF DERECYRTA SMITH (HYMENOPTERA: XIPHYDRIIDAE) FROM COLOMBIA AND ECUADOR

Author
item Smith, David R

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2004
Publication Date: 3/15/2004
Citation: Smith, D.R. 2004. A new species of derecyrta smith (hymenoptera: xiphydriidae) from colombia and ecuador. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 106:675-678

Interpretive Summary: Woodwasps tunnel in and reduce the quality of wood, and many unidentifiable ones are intercepted in various wood and wood products by APHIS-PPQ at ports-of-entry in the United States. Knowledge of the exotic fauna of woodwasps is important to help prevent entrance of invasive species. A species new to science was discovered in Colombia and Ecuador and is described, illustrated, and separated from related species. This is of interest to scientists and useful to APHIS-PPQ for identification of intercepted insects.

Technical Abstract: Derecyrta flavescens, n. sp., from Colombia and Ecuador is described and illustrated. It is separated from the similar species D. andrei Konow and D. pictipennis Smith.