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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Author
item Talamas, Elijah
item Thompson, Joseph - Smithsonian Institute
item Cutler, Amy - Smithsonian Institute
item Fitzsimmons-schoenbe, Rger Samantha - Smithsonian Institute
item Cuminale, Anthony - Smithsonian Institute
item Jung, Trenton - Smithsonian Institute
item Johnson, Norman - The Ohio State University
item Valerio, Alejandro - Smithsonian Institute
item Smith, Ashton - Smithsonian Institute
item Haltermann, Victoria - Smithsonian Institute
item Alvarez, Elizabeth - Smithsonian Institute
item Schwantes, Collin - Smithsonian Institute
item Blewer, Catherine - Smithsonian Institute
item Bodenreider, Coline - Smithsonian Institute
item Sazverg, Annika - Smithsonian Institute
item Luo, Pei - Smithsonian Institute
item Meislin, Deborah - Smithsonian Institute
item Buffington, Matthew

Submitted to: Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/11/2017
Publication Date: 5/31/2017
Citation: Talamas, E.J., Thompson, J., Cutler, A., Fitzsimmons-Schoenbe, R., Cuminale, A., Jung, T., Johnson, N., Valerio, A., Smith, A., Haltermann, V., Alvarez, E., Schwantes, C., Blewer, C., Bodenreider, C., Sazverg, A., Luo, P., Meislin, D., Buffington, M.L. 2017. A photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution . Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 56:3-40.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitoid wasps are potent natural enemies of many species of pest insect and are critical elements in biological control research. Identification of parasitoid wasp species is a key to the success of biological control. This summarizes in both text and photographs all of the species of parasitoid wasp housed in the National Museum of Natural History that are potential biological control agents of stink bug and their relatives. Biological control workers, extension agents, and APHIS cooperators worldwide will find this research product essential for their own work.

Technical Abstract: A photographic catalog of all determined species of Platygastroidea, including primary types, in the National Insect Collection, National Museum of Natural History, is here made available online. Following examination of this collection we make the following taxonomic acts: Leptacis piniellaMacGown syn. n. is treated as a junior synonym of Leptacis pinicola MacGown; Sacespalus indicusMani is transferred to Platygaster Latreille and given the replacement name Platygaster chaos Talamassp. n.; Synopeas rugiceps (Ashmead) comb. n. is transferred from Leptacis Förster; Axea atriclava(Kieffer) comb. n. is transferred from Psilanteris Kieffer; Chakra pachmarhica (Sharma) comb. n. istransferred from Paridris Kieffer; Chakra dubeyi (Sharma) comb. n., syn. n. is transferred from Paridris and treated as a junior synonym of Chakra pachmarhica; Holoteleia indica (Mani) is transferred to Opisthacantha Ashmead and given a replacement name, Opisthacantha nomados Talamas sp. n.; Psilanteris nigriclavata (Ashmead) comb. n. is transferred from Anteris Förster; Probaryconus grenadensis (Ashmead) comb. n. is transferred from Monoteleia Kieffer; Monoteleia syn.n. is treated as a junior synonym of Probaryconus Kieffer; Probaryconus karnatakensis (Sharma) comb. n, syn. n is transferred from Paridris and treated as a junior synonym of Probaryconus cauverycus Saraswat; Probaryconus punctatus (Ashmead) comb. n. is transferred from Oxyteleia Kieffer; Triteleia bengalensis (Saraswat) comb. n. is transferred from Alloteleia Kieffer; Trimorus varius Fouts syn. n. and Trimorus pulchricornis Fouts syn. n. are treated as junior synonyms of Trimorus annulicornis (Ashmead); Neotypes are designated for Gryon leptocorisae (Howard), Idris seminiger (Ashmead), Telenomus graptae Howard, Telenomus persimilis Ashmead, and Telenomus rileyi Howard; lectotypes are designated for Oethecoctonus insularis (Ashmead), Oethecoctonus laticinctus (Ashmead), Baryconus philippinensis (Kieffer) and Probaryconus punctatus.