Glyptapanteles ficus (Granger, 1949)

Rousse, Pascal & Gupta, Ankita, 2013, Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species, Zootaxa 3616 (6), pp. 501-547: 534

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Glyptapanteles ficus (Granger, 1949)

comb. nov.

Glyptapanteles ficus (Granger, 1949)  comb. nov.

( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 e –f)

Apanteles ficus Granger, 1949: 249  .

Diagnosis. Mesopleuron largely smooth beyond the anterior third. Fore wing with angle between r and 2 Rs indistinct, both veins forming an almost continuous curve. Propodeum shagreened without distinct sculpture. Hind coxa reddish, totally smooth.

Description. cf. Granger, 1949: 249 for details.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE Ƥ (MNHN) Verbatim label data: Madagascar Bekily Reg. sud de l’ile, IX. 1936, A. Seyrig; complete. Other material ( Reunion) St Philippe / Mare Longue, alt. 350m, II. 2001, leg. Cirad.

Host records. Naroma signifera Walker  ( Lepidoptera  : Lymantriidae  ).

Distribution records. Madagascar. Reunion (new record).

Comments. The tergum 1 of the holotype of A. ficus Granger  ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15 f) justifies its placement in the genus Glyptapanteles  .