Encarsia, Foerster, 1878

Martínez-Chávez, Laura Marcela, Duque-Gamboa, Diana Nataly & Toro-Perea, Nelson, 2019, New records of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera) from Colombia, Check List 15 (6), pp. 1083-1091: 1087-1088

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Encarsia  sp.

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New record. Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Vijes , 22.iii. 2017, 03°42′18″N, 076°25′48″W, collected by hand, L.M. Marti- nez, D.N. Duque, E. Aguirre, 1 specimen (MUSENUV: 28971 / GenBank accession number: MF 807205View Materials)GoogleMaps  .

Identification. 0.4–0.5 mm. Body entirely yellow, with the first and the last abdominal segment darker. Anten- nae light yellow, with 3 funicular segments and a 3-segmented club. Legs light yellow, middle leg with 5 tarsal segments. Forewing hyaline, infuscated below mar- ginal vein and with an asetose area around stigmal vein. Mouth parts yellow.

Aphelinidae  molecular confirmation. Levels of interspecific variation between morphological identified spe- cies varied from 7.9 to 17.3% ( Table 2), and we found intraspecific variation for Aphelinus varipes  but none for Aphelinus paramali  . Morphological identifications were congruent with molecular information, since the sequences, once blasted, recovered 99-100% similarity with the ones already present in NCBI. In the particular case of Encarsia  sp. we could not found sequences with more than 89% of identity, morphological identification was more informative in this case.