A systematic catalogue of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea) from the Indian subcontinent

Hayat, Mohammad ; Subba Rao, B. R. (1981) A systematic catalogue of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea) from the Indian subcontinent Colemania, 1 (2). pp. 103-125. ISSN 0970-3292

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A preliminary catalogue of the Encyrtidae of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is presented. It lists 276 species, besides several more unnamed ones, in 117 genera of which 18 are recorded newly from the subcontinent. The type-species and confirmed synonyms are given for each genus. The original reference, with sexes described, distribution within the subcontinent, synonymy, type-locality and depository of each species are provided. New names proposed are Aphidencyrtus magniclavus for Leiocyrtus aphidivorus Shafee, Alam & Agarwal; Leptomastidea shafeei for L. indica Shafee, Alam & Agarwal; and Metaphycus agarwali for Euaphycus latiscapus Shafee, Alam & Agarwal. New synonyms propounded are Hamusencyrtus Subba Rao & Hayat (= Neoxanthoencyrtus Avasthi & Shafee); Nikolskiella Trjapitzin (= Pseudmicroterys Shafee, Alam & Agarwal); and Praleurocerus viridis (Agarwal) (=P. indicus Khan & Agarwal). Clausenia lacca (Agarwal) from Lyka, Homalotylus nipaecocci (Subba Rao) from Prochiloneurus, Leptomastidea qadrii (Hayat, Alam & Agarwal) from Leptanusia, Metaphycus cerococci (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) from Euaphycus, M. crotolariae (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) from Euaphycus, M. longiclavatus (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) from Euaphycus, M. malabarensis (Mukerjee) from Aphycus, Niko/skiella angustifrons (Shafee, Alan, & Agarwal) from Pseudmicroterys, N. burski (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) from Pseudmicroterys, N. cerococci (Shafee, Alam & Agarwal) from Pseudmicroterys, and N. delhiensis (Subba Rao) from Microterys are the newcombinations suggested here. A general account of systematics of Encyrtidae, especially in the Indian subcontinent, is given in the introduction. All major papers on the taxonomy of Indian Encyrtidae are included in the literature cited.

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