Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 17 - Mymaridae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) - Abstract

Noyes, JS; Valentine, EW 1989. Mymaridae (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 17, 100 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 17. ISBN 0-477-02542-0 (print) ). Published 28 Apr 1989


The family Mymaridae is briefly diagnosed, and the forty-two genera recognised as occurring in New Zealand are keyed for both sexes. Each genus is diagnosed and illustrated by line drawings of at least one representative species, and notes are provided on distribution, biology, and the major taxonomic references. The following seventeen genera and species are described as new: Acmotemnus luteiclava, Allanagrus magniclava, Allarescon ochroceras, Apoxypteron grandiscapus, Ceratanaphes monticola, Cybomymar fasciifrons, Dorya pilosa, Haplochaeta mandibularis, Ischiodasys occulta, Mimalaptus obscurus, Neserythmelus zelandicus, Paracmotemnus potanus, Paranagroidea verrucosa, Pseudanaphes hirtus, Scleromymar breve, Steganogaster silvicola, and Zelanaphes lamprogonius. A further three genera are recognised as new but are not formally described. Dahmsia Doutt is synonymised with Anagroidea Girault, and Douttiella Annecke with Cleruchus Enock.