Psyllaephagus Ashmead, 1900

Japoshvili, George, Higashiura, Yoshimitsu & Kamitani, Satoshi, 2016, A review of Japanese Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), with descriptions of new species, new records and comments on the types described by Japanese authors, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (1), pp. 345-401: 385

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Psyllaephagus Ashmead, 1900


Genus Psyllaephagus Ashmead, 1900  

Comments. On a global scale, this genus comprises more than 230 species and is morphologically very diverse. It is likely that a comprehensive study on a worldwide basis will show that the genus should be divided. For instance the synonymy of Psyllencyrtus Tachikawa, 1955   , with Psyllaephagus   by TRJAPITZIN (1971) was not accepted by either TACHIKAWA (1981) or YAMAGISHI (1989). For this reason, we plan to use a more integrated approach (combined biological, molecular and morphological data) to investigate further the generic limits in this group.