Fernandez-Triana, J , Shaw, Mark R (Research Associate), Cardinal, Sophie, Dosdall, Lloyd and Mason, P G (2014) First Nearctic record of Diolcogaster claritibia (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae), with notes on taxonomic status and natural history. The Canadian Entomologist, 146. pp. 609-620. ISSN 0008-347X

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The Microgastrinae wasp Diolcogaster claritibia (Papp, 1959) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae),
a parasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is
recorded from the Nearctic region (Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, Canada) for the first time. In spite of
some minor morphological and molecular (DNA barcoding) differences, the available data indicate that the
European and New World specimens should be considered one species, but more specimens and loci need
to be sampled to conclusively determine the phylogeographic history of the species. Diolcogaster claritibia
seems to be widely distributed within the Holarctic, and the molecular data suggest that it was recently
introduced to North America from Europe.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 11:04
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:06
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1305

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