International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 5

Ablerus Howard (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) of Egypt with new species, Ablerus aegypticus sp.nov.

Author(s): Shaaban Abd-Rabou

Abstract: Ablerus Howard, 1894 (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) is the sole member of the subfamily Azotinae Nikol'skaya. Species of the genus Ablerus are usually hyperparasitoids associated with Aleyrodidae, Coccoidea and eggs of various kinds of insects. The aim of this work is to study Genus Ablerus in Egypt. During the present work, a list of six species was recorded in Egypt.  Ablerus aegypticus Abd-Rabousp.nov. is also described here as a new species.

Figs 1-3: Ablerus aegypticus Abd-Rabou sp. Nov. 1. Female antenna; 2. Distal veins enlarged; 3. Mandible

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