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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Two new species of Coelinius Nees (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) from Mexico

Author
item Figueroa, Jose Isaac - Universidad Michoacana De San Nicolas De Hidalgo
item Sanchez-garcia, Jose Antonio - Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro De Desarrollo De Productos Bioticos (CEPROBI)
item Pineda, Samuel - Universidad Michoacana De San Nicolas De Hidalgo
item Martinez, Ana Mabel - Universidad Michoacana De San Nicolas De Hidalgo
item Kula, Robert

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/6/2019
Publication Date: 9/5/2019
Citation: Figueroa, J., Sanchez-Garcia, J., Pineda, S., Martinez, A., Kula, R.R. 2019. Two new species of Coelinius Nees (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) from Mexico. Zootaxa. 4664(4):559-564.

Interpretive Summary: Parasitic wasps attack agricultural pests that cause billions of dollars of damage to crops annually. The wasps treated in this paper belong to a genus with species that attack stem-mining flies, including wheat stem maggot, rice stem maggot, barley stem maggot, and gout fly. Discovery of new species and improved taxonomic stability within the group facilitates research on their biocontrol potential and promotes their use in biocontrol. This paper includes descriptions of two new species from Mexico; these are the first species of the genus reported from Mexico. Nomenclatural changes are proposed for six species to more accurately reflect current concepts of evolutionary relationships. This paper will be useful to scientists conducting research on these wasps, especially in systematics and biocontrol.

Technical Abstract: Two new species, Coelinius carmenae Figueroa, Sánchez, and Kula, new species and Coelinius danielae Figueroa, Sánchez, and Kula, new species, from Mexico are described and illustrated. These are the first records of species of Coelinius sensu Wharton (1994) reported from Mexico. Four Nearctic species, Coelinius mahackemoi (Viereck), stat. rev., Coelinius meromyzae Forbes, stat. rev., Coelinius nigripes Ashmead, stat. rev., and Coelinius occom (Viereck), stat. rev. are returned to Coelinius Nees from Coelinidea Viereck. Coelinius longulus Ashmead, stat. rev. is returned from Lepton Zetterstedt, 1838 nec Turton, 1822 to Coelinius. Coelinius linearis (Provancher), n. comb. is transferred from Coelinidea to Coelinius.