Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Updates to the Nomenclature of Platygastroidea in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Author
Submitted to: Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/14/2014
Publication Date: 9/25/2014
Publication URL: http://www.pensoft.net/journals/jhr/
Citation: Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L. 2014. Updates to the Nomenclature of Platygastroidea in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 39:99-117. Interpretive Summary: Parasitic wasps attack crop and forest pests that cause billions of dollars of damage annually. This paper, a summary of species that attack gall flies and insect eggs, provides updated classification for several genera and species that were previously classified incorrectly. This makes retrieval of biological information about these wasps more efficient and accurate, which in turn reduces costs and errors in research and bio-control programs. This research will be useful to scientists conducting research on these wasps, as well as pest managers responsible for controlling pests of agriculture.
Technical Abstract: Parabaryconus Kozlov & Kononova n. syn. is treated as a junior synonym of Cremastobaeus Ashmead; Cremastobaeus artus (Kozlov & Kononova) n. comb. is transferred from Parabaryconus; Paridris macrurous Kozlov & Le n. syn. and P. taekuli Talamas & Masner n. syn. are treated as junior synonyms of P. bispores Kozlov & Le; Leptoteleia japonica (Kozlov & Kononova) n. comb. is transferred from Triteleia Kieffer; Dvivarnus punctatus Rajmohana & Veenakumari n. syn. is treated as a junior synonym of Gryonoides agamades Kozlov & Le; Dvivarnus agamades n. comb. is transferred from Gryonoides Dodd; Anirama Kozlov n. syn., Criomica Kozlov n. syn. and Pyrgaspis Kozlov n. syn. are treated as junior synonyms of Platygaster Latreille; Platygaster marikovskii Kozlov rev. comb. and P. semiclavata (Buhl) n. comb. are transferred from Anirama; Platygaster viktorovi (Kozlov) n. comb. is transferred from Criomica; Platygaster haloxylonomyiae (Kozlov) n. comb. and P. striativentris (Buhl) n. comb. are transferred from Pyrgaspis; Stosta Kozlov n. syn. is treated as a junior synonym of Synopeas Förster; Synopeas tosticolum (Kozlov) n. comb. is transferred from Stosta.