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Systematics, biology and distribution of Microdontomerus iridis (Picard, 1930), comb. n. (Hymenoptera, Torymidae, Toryminae, Microdontomerini), a parasitoid of Mantodea oothecae

Jansta P., Delvare G., Krogmann L., Schütte K., Peters R.. 2016. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 48 : p. 1-18.

DOI: 10.3897/JHR.48.7470

Here, we report on a unique parasitoid wasp species of Toryminae reared from oothecae of praying mantids in the Mediterranean region. Based on the first available large specimen series, we transfer the species to Microdontomerus iridis comb. n. (from Torymus), describe the so far unknown male, designate a neotype, expand the known geographical distribution by adding new records from Greece, Spain and Turkey, and provide the first images of live specimens of the species as well as information on its larval biology. We also transfer Microdontomerus carayoni comb. n. from Idiomacromerus.

Mots-clés : chalcididae; ectoparasite; biologie animale; larve; torymus; distribution géographique; photographie; taxonomie; mantodea; région méditerranéenne; grèce; espagne; turquie; france; microdontomerus iridis; iris oratoria; torymus iridis; mantodea oothecae

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