Some new species of chalcids from India

Narayanan, E. S. ; Subba Rao, B. R. ; Rao, Ramachandra M. (1962) Some new species of chalcids from India Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India, 26B (4). pp. 168-170. ISSN 0370-0860

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During the course of the preliminary survey of parasites of crop pests in teh Indian Union the following parasites were reared. Two species of parasites belonging to the genera Dasy-scapus and Tetrastichus were reared from some thrips. Both the species were found to be new species and described as Dasyscapus thripsivorous, new species and Tetrastichus rhipophora Anastatus were also reared from the eggs of Acherontia styx and Halis dentata. These have been described as Anastatus acherontiae, new species and Anastatus dentatus, new species. Another species belonging to the genus Closterocerus was reared from Agromyza sp. and has been described as Closterocerus agromyzae, new species. A species of the genus Closterocerus has been described for the first time from India. A key to Indian species of Anastatus has been given.

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