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Research Project: Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Author
item Talamas, Elijah
item Pham, Hong-thai - Vietnam Academy Of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)

Submitted to: Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/26/2017
Publication Date: 5/31/2017
Citation: Talamas, E.J., Pham, H. 2017. Photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (Hanoi, Vietnam). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 56:41-55.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitoid wasps are potent natural enemies of many species of pest insect. Correct identification, distribution data, and name usage in parasitoid wasp biology are key factors in the success of biological control. This paper summarizes species of parasitoid wasp, critical for the biological control of stink bug, housed in the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi, Vietnam. Biological control workers, extension agents, and APHIS cooperators worldwide will find this research product essential for their own work.

Technical Abstract: All holotypes of Platygastroidea housed in the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources were photographed and these images are now publicly available online, as are images of most species represented in this collection by paratypes alone. Following examination of these specimens, the following taxonomic acts are made: Dyscritobaeus microocellus (Kozlov & Lê) comb. n. is transferred from Gryon Haliday; Habroteleia dagavia (Kozlov & Lê) comb. n. is transferred from Triteleia Kieffer; Paridris spinosa Rajmohana syn. n. and Paridris stigmalshortis Kozlov & Lê syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Paridris genaris Kozlov & Lê; Paridris striaefrons Kozlov & Lê syn. n. and Paridris circus Kozlov & Lê syn. n. are treated as a junior synonyms of Paridris coorgensis Sharma; Probaryconus maridris Kozlov & Lê syn. n. and Probaryconus varinus Kozlov & Lê syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Probaryconus cauverycus Saraswat. A key to the most common species of Paridris in SE Asia is provided.