Areopraon chaitophori n. sp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) associated with Chaitophorus leucomelas Koch on poplars, with a key for European Areopraon Mackauer species
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Kavallieratos, Nickolas G.
Mitrovski-Bogdanović, Ana S
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Areopraon chaitophori n. sp. associated with Chaitophorus leucomelas Koch on Populus nigra is described and illustrated. The main diagnostic characters of Areopraon species are discussed, and a key for identification of European species is provided. The distal dorsal part of the second metasomal tergite of Areopraon species has a very prominent horizontal longitudinal protuberance, which represents a new diagnostic character for Areopraon.
Keywords:Areopraon chaitophori n. sp. / Chaitophorus leucomelas / poplars / key / Europe
Source:Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France, 2009, 45, 2, 187-192
- Soc Entomologique France, Paris
- Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia - 143006
- Grant Agency, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - S5007102
- Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Z50070508