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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Two new species of Anisocyrta Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from China

item YAO, JUNLI - Fujian Agriculture And Forest University
item Kula, Robert
item CHEN, JIAHUA - Fujian Agriculture And Forest University

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/7/2018
Publication Date: 8/16/2018
Citation: Yao, J., Kula, R.R., Chen, J. 2018. Two new species of Anisocyrta Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from China. Zootaxa. 4459(3):575-582.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitic wasps attack crop, forest, and horticultural pests that cause billions of dollars of damage to agricultural commodities and natural resources annually. The parasitic wasps treated in this paper attack flies that infest mushrooms. Increased knowledge of these wasps can help determine their impact as natural enemies of mushroom-infesting flies. Two species from China new to science are described, and a key to seven species from Asia and Europe is provided. The new species are the first records of the genus from China. This paper will be useful to scientists conducting research on wasps parasitic on flies in Asia and Europe, particularly those discerning evolutionary relationships and the role of wasps in regulating pest and potential pest flies.

Technical Abstract: Two new species of the genus Anisocyrta Foerster, 1863, from China are described and illustrated: Anisocyrta xiaoliyaoae n. sp. and Anisocyrta cvanachterbergi n. sp. Anisocyrta is reported from China for the first time. A key to the Palearctic species of genus Anisocyrta is provided based on the keys of van Achterberg (1986) and Belokobylskij (1998). Type specimens of the two new species are deposited in the Beneficial Insects Institute Collection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China (BIIC).