Astymachus Howard

Hayat, Mohammad & Veenakumari, Kamalanathan, 2015, Description of four new species of brachypterous Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from India, Zootaxa 3990 (2), pp. 259-271: 260

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Astymachus Howard


Genus Astymachus Howard 

The genus Astymachus  contains five world species ( Noyes 2015), all are macropterous. The new species described here is brachypterous. Therefore, it will not key correctly to genus using any key dealing with brachypterous forms, but it would key correctly to Astymachus  if the specimens are taken through keys as if it had full wings (e.g. Noyes & Hayat 1984; Trjapitzin 1989; Hayat 2006).