Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Ishtarella thailandica new genus and species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of aphid parasitoid from Thailand, with a country checklist of Aphidiinae
|MARTENS, ABIGAIL - South Dakota State University|
|QUICKE, DONALD L - Chulalongkorn University|
|RAWEEARAMWONG, MARISA - Chulalongkorn University|
|JOHNSON, P - South Dakota State University|
|BUTCHER, BUNTIKA - Chulalongkorn University|
Submitted to: Insecta Mundi
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/12/2021
Publication Date: 12/31/2022
Citation: Martens, A., Buffington, M.L., Quicke, D.J., Raweearamwong, M., Johnson, P.J., Butcher, B.A. 2022. Ishtarella thailandica new genus and species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of aphid parasitoid from Thailand, with a country checklist of Aphidiinae. Insecta Mundi. 904:1-6. https://journals.flvc.org/mundi/article/view/130216.
Interpretive Summary: Pestiferous aphids have a major impact on food and ornamental flower production worldwide. Parasitoid wasps, natural enemies of aphids, kill aphids in order to provide nourishment for their own young. Here we describe a new genus and species of these wasps, and provide a checklist of this group of wasps from Thailand. We extend this distribution to most of SE Asia, and this is critical for trade between the US and SE Asia, as these natural enemy wasps can be used to control Asian aphid pests. Biocontrol workers and ecologists will use these data for their research.
Technical Abstract: Ishtarella Martens new genus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) and I. thailandica Martens new species, is described and illustrated from Doi Phu Kha National Park, Nan Province, Thailand. The genus is assigned to the tribe Aphidiini, subtribe Trioxina, and based on morphology appears most closely related to species comprising the genus Binodoxys Mackauer. An updated checklist of the aphidiine fauna of Thailand, based on published records, is presented.