New species of Allorhogas Gahan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from galls on Lycium cestroides Schltdl. (Solanaceae) in Argentina
Article first published online: 16 JUN 2011
© 2011 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 304–308, July 2011
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MARTÍNEZ, J. J., ALTAMIRANO, A. and SALVO, A. (2011), New species of Allorhogas Gahan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from galls on Lycium cestroides Schltdl. (Solanaceae) in Argentina. Entomological Science, 14: 304–308. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2011.00453.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 16 JUN 2011
- Received 20 August 2010; accepted 15 January 2011.
- Chaco Serrano;
- Neotropical Region;
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.