Gupta, Ankita, Churi, Paresh V., Sengupta, Ashok & Mhatre, Sarang, 2014, Lycaenidae parasitoids from peninsular India with description of four new species of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) along with new insights on host relationships, Zootaxa 3827 (4), pp. 439-470: 470

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Apanteles  sp. ( Hymenoptera  : Braconidae  )

Plate. XVIII (Figs 65−66).

Brief diagnosis. The genus can be identified with following characters: fore wing with second r-m vein absent, small areolet (second submarginal cell) open distally; hind wing with vannal lobe distally flattened and with reduced fringe of hairs; propodeum with oval, pentagonal, hexagonal or anteriorly open medial areola; first metasomal tergite usually with medial subapical depression and second metasomal tergite strongly transverse, often with convex or sinuate posterior margin; ovipositor and sheaths long and exserted; desclerotized hypopygium easily visible in some species.

Host. Jamides celeno (Cramer)  on the host plant Millettia  (= Pongamia  ) pinnata (L.) Panigrahi.

Material examined. One female, INDIA, Maharashtra, Chinchoti, Naigon, 17.viii. 2013, coll. Paresh V. Churi, ex. Jamides celeno (Cramer)  on the host plant Millettia  (= Pongamia  ) pinnata (L.) Panigrahi, NBAII //Bra/Prot/sp/ 17813.

Remarks. Indian Apanteles  needs thorough revision hence the species identity could not be confirmed, specimen being a singleton.