New species of Allorhogas Gahan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from galls on Lycium cestroides Schltdl. (Solanaceae) in Argentina

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  • Juan José MARTÍNEZ,

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    1. División Entomología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires
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  • Alejandra ALTAMIRANO,

    1. Centro de Investigaciones Entomológicas Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
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  • Adriana SALVO

    1. Centro de Investigaciones Entomológicas Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal, CONICET, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
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Juan José Martínez, División Entomología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Email: jjmartinez@macn.gov.ar

Abstract

Allorhogas cordobensis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) is described from the province of Córdoba, Argentina. Its representatives can be distinguished from all other known species of the genus by the unusual morphology of the ovipositor tip and the expanded clypeus apically. Remarkably, this species is also characterized by having a tridentate mandible, a feature known only in exodont braconids, mostly of the subfamily Alysiinae. The new species was reared from stem galls on Lycium cestroides, which constitutes the second record of an Allorhogas species associated with galls on representatives of the plant family Solanaceae.

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