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Description of Eretmocerus cocois sp. n. (Hymenoptera : Chalcidoidea), a parasitoid of Aleurotrachelus atratus (Hemiptera : Aleyrodidae) on the coconut palm

Delvare G., Genson G., Borowiec N., Etienne J., Abdoul-Karime A.L., Beaudoin-Ollivier L.. 2008. Zootaxa (1723) : p. 47-62.

Eretmocerus cocois Delvare sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) is described and illustrated. The adults emerge from fourth instar larvae of Aleurotrachelus altratus Hempel (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) which presently heavily infests the coconut plantations in Comoros islands. It is compared withe E. pallidus Dozier a diagnosis of which is given, together with new illustrations and with two other Eretmocerus also reared from Aleurotrachelus nymphs. A lectotype is selected for E. pallidus.

Mots-clés : cocos nucifera; aleyrodidae; eretmocerus; guadeloupe; comores; france; contrôle biologique; aleurotrachelus atratus

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