New species of Hygiella Mesnil (Diptera: Tachinidae), parasitoids of leaf insects (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae)

Hiroshi Shima, Takuji Tachi

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The Oriental genus Hygiella Mesnil is revised: three species are described as new, Hygiella angustifrons sp. nov., Hygiella luteipes sp. nov. and Hygiella proclinata sp. nov., and two known species are re-described, Hygiella nigripes Mesnil and Hygiella pygidialis Mesnil. A key to these five species is provided. The host of H. proclinata, Phyllium siccifolium (Linnaeus) (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae), is recorded for the first time as a host of the Tachinidae. The systematic position of Hygiella is discussed and the genus is placed in the tribe Acemyini (Exoristinae) based on the structure of the male terminalia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1649-1668
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume50
Issue number25-26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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