Fernandez-Triana, J, Shaw, Mark R, Cardinal, Sophie and Mason, P G (2014) Contributions to the study of the Holarctic fauna of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). I. Introduction and first results of transatlantic comparisons. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 37. pp. 61-76. ISSN 1070-9428

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Specimens of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from both sides of the Holarctic region (Nearctic
and Palaearctic) were sampled for DNA barcoding and examined morphologically. Two species are recorded
for the first time for the Nearctic: Apanteles brunnistigma Abdinbekova, and Microgaster raschkiellae
Shaw. Another European species, Apanteles xanthostigma (Haliday), previously introduced as a biological
control agent, is confirmed to be present in North America. For another 13 species significant range extension
is documented, including new records for France, Canada, United States, and Sweden. New host data
are also provided for several species. The species name Apanteles masmithi Fernández-Triana is considered
a syn. n. of Dolichogenidea britannica (Wilkinson).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microgastrinae, DNA barcoding, morphology, Holarctic, Palaearctic, Nearctic
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 11:45
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1213

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