Ooencyrtus papilionis Ashmead

Gupta, Ankita, Lokhande, Swapnil A. & Soman, Abhay, 2013, Parasitoids of Hesperiidae from peninsular India with description of a new species of Dolichogenidea (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitic on caterpillar of Borbo cinnara (Wallace) (Lepidoptera:, Zootaxa 3701 (2), pp. 277-290: 287-289

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3701.2.8

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D487B2-7406-9D31-A4FD-C008FC2440EF

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scientific name

Ooencyrtus papilionis Ashmead
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Ooencyrtus papilionis Ashmead  ( Encyrtidae  ) from eggs of Bibasis jaina (Moore) 

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The encyrtid wasp, Ooencyrtus papilionis  , is the first ever representative of a parasitic wasp species to be associated with genus Bibasis  on Hipatage benghalensis  (L.). A detailed description of O. papilionis  can be found in Huang & Noyes, 1996).

Brief diagnosis. Head and mesosoma brown; head with metallic tinge; scutellum bluish –green with apex metallic green; legs including coxae yellow; metasoma yellow with apical tergites brown, brown coloration more conspicuous laterally; antenna with proximal three flagellomeres transverse, flagellomeres 4–6 a little longer than broad; fronto-vertex one quarter of head width; scutellum with reticulate punctate sculpture anteriorly; ovipositor mildly exserted. Mandibles with a broad truncation and one tooth.

Material examined. One female and one male, INDIA, Nagala Block, SGNP, Thane District, Maharashtra, 30.viii. 2012, emerged from eggs of Bibasis jaina (Moore)  ( Lepidoptera  : Hesperiidae  ) on host plant Hiptage benghalensis  (L.). coll. Swapnil & Abhay. Three females, sept. 2012, emerged from single egg of B. jaina  , coll. Paresh V. Churi. All specimens deposited in National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII), Bangalore, India. Code. NBAII/Enc/Ooe/papi/ 30812.

Host Record. New host record from eggs of Bibasis jaina (Moore)  ( Lepidoptera  : Hesperiidae  ) on host pant Hiptage benghalensis  (L.). It has also been reported from other hesperiids, Erionata thrax and Hasora  sp. (Noyes 2013) and from various lepidopteran eggs (Huang & Noyes, 1994).