Description of a new and redescriptions of two known species of Torymus (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) in Taiwan with a key to Taiwanese species

Kazunori Matsuo, Man Miao Yang, Gene Sheng Tung, Makoto Tokuda, Junichi Yukawa

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Abstract

Torymus flavigastris Matsuo sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) is described as a parasitoid of unidentified gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) that induce galls on Litsea acuminata (Blume) Kurata (=Actinodaphne acuminata (Blume) Meisner) (Lauraceae), Machilus pseudolongifolia Hayata (Lauraceae), and Eurya chinensis Robert Brown (Theaceae) in Taiwan. This is the first record of Torymidae associated with gall midges on Lauraceae and Theaceae. Redescriptions of T. aiolomorphi and T. orientalis and a key to species of Torymus known in Taiwan are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Issue number3409
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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