Three New Species of Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) from Southern India


Affiliations

  • National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 024, India

Abstract

Three species of Trichogramma, T. rabindrai, T. pieridis and T. giriensis have been described as new. The first species was reared from the eggs of a sphingid on a marshy weed bordering paddy fields at Someshwar and Saligrama in Udupi District, the second one from those of a pierid on Cassia fistula at Balehonnur, Chickamagalur District (both Karnataka) and the third from unidentified lepidopterous eggs on bamboo leaves at Tusharagiri (Kerala). The taxonomic significance of scutellar bristles, RS1 row of setae in the forewings and setal arrangement in the hind wings are discussed. A key to differentiate the three newly described species from other closely resembling ones has been included.

Keywords

New Species, Trichogramma, T. rabindrai, T. pieridis, T. giriensis, RS1 Row of Setae, Scutellar Bristles, Pieridae, Pyralidae, Sphingidae, Lepidoptera, Cassia fistula, Biosystematics, Dendrogram, Biological Control.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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