Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 58 - Alysiinae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) - Abstract

Berry, JA 2007. Alysiinae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Fauna of New Zealand 58, 95 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 58. ISBN 978-0-478-09390-2 (print) ). Published 07 Sep 2007


Eight genera and 21 species of alysiine braconids are recorded from New Zealand. 13 are new species and 4 are described species not previously recorded from New Zealand. The 4 species previously known from New Zealand are: Alysia manducator (Panzer, 1799), Aphaereta aotea Hughes & Woolcock, Asobara antipoda Ashmead, and Dacnusa areolaris (Nees). Alysia stramineipes Cameron was excluded from Alysiinae by Wharton. The 13 new species are: Asobara ajbelli, A. albiclava, Aspilota albertica, A. angusta, A. parecur, A. villosa, Chaenusa helmorei, Chorebus paranigricapitis, C. rodericki, C. thorpei, Dinotrema barrattae, D. longworthi, and D. philipi. The 4 newly recorded adventive species are: Aphaereta pallipes (Say), Asobara persimilis (Prince), and A. tabida (Nees von Esenbeck). Aspilota andyaustini Wharton, a species described from Australia, is newly recorded from New Zealand. Each species treatment includes a full synonymy or reference to a full synonymy, a regional bibliography, a diagnosis, list of material examined, collection localities, list of known hosts, and bionomics. Appendices include host–parasitoid and parasitoid–host lists for New Zealand records, maps of collection localities, and details of all non-type material examined in this study.