Redescription of Troticus ovalis (Fahringer) comb. nov., its first host record and a note on T. melamopterus Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae)

  • Achterberg C
  • Karam H
  • Ramadan H
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Abstract

Disophrys ovalis Fahringer, 1937 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) from Egypt is redescribed and transferred to the genus Troticus Brull , 1846 (comb. nov.) with Disophrys aegyptiaca Fahringer, 1937, as its junior synonym (syn. nov.). For the first time a reliable host record for the genus and for T. ovalis is given. The holotype of Troticus melamopterus Cameron, 1903 has been examined by the first author and is transferred to the genus Cremnops Foerster, 1862 (C. melamopterus Cameron, 1903 comb. nov.).

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Authors

  • C. Van Achterberg

  • HH Karam

  • HM Ramadan

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