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Type: Journal article
Title: Remarkable range extension of the previously monotypic braconid genus Wushenia Zettel (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae), with description of a second species from Australia
Author: Kittel, R.
Austin, A.
Citation: Zootaxa, 2013; 3694(5):486-492
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1175-5326
Organisation: Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity (ACEBB)
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Rebecca N. Kittel & Andrew D. Austin
Abstract: The apparently rare chelonine wasp genus Wushenia Zettel was previously known only from a single species Wushenia nana Zettel, collected by Townes at 1150 m from Wushe, Taiwan in 1983. Here we describe a second species, Wushenia australiensis sp. nov. from coastal New South Wales, Australia. This second species extends the known distribution of the genus from the Oriental into the Australasian region, indicating either an extreme disjunct distribution or that Wushenia may also occur on the landmasses inbetween, e.g. the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and/or Papua New Guinea. In addition to a detailed description of the new species, a re-diagnosis of the genus and type species, and a key to species are presented.
Keywords: egg-larval parasitoid
new species
Wushenia australiensis
Wushenia nana
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3694.5.6
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