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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF LEPIDOPTERA: INVASIVE SPECIES, PESTS, AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Zadiprion (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae) on Pinus durangensis from Chihuahua, Mexico, and a review of other species of the genus

Author
item Smith, D. - Retired ARS Employee
item Sanchez-, G. - Instituto Nacional De Investigaciones Forestales Y Agropecuarias (INIFAP)
item Ojeda-aguilera, A. - Ministry Of Environment And Natural Resources (SEMARNAT)

Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/10/2011
Publication Date: 5/9/2012
Citation: Smith, D.R., Sanchez-, G., Ojeda-Aguilera, A. 2012. A new species of Zadiprion (Hymenoptera: Diprionidae) on Pinus durangensis from Chihuahua, Mexico, and a review of other species of the genus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114:224-237.

Interpretive Summary: The caterpillar-like larvae of sawflies are plant feeders and can cause extensive economic damage to agricultural crops, forests, and ornamental plantings. One exclusively pine-feeding genus is found only in the western United States south to Guatemala, where some species have caused extensive defoliation of ponderosa and pinyon pines. A new species was discovered in Chihuahua, Mexico, defoliating Durango pine. This species is described and separated from the other species of the genus. All six species are characterized and illustrated, and an identification key is given. This will be of help in recognition of these pine-feeding sawflies and will aid U.S. Forest Service personnel and others in their identification.

Technical Abstract: Zadipion ojedae Smith and Sánchez-Martínez, n. sp., reared from larvae feeding on Pinus durangensis in Chihuahua, Mexico, is described, and notes on its life history are provided. Hosts, distributions, and remarks on the other five species of Zadiprion are given, and the females, ovipositors, and male genitalia of all six species are illustrated. An identification key is given for all species.