Revision of the Embolemidae of Japan (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea), with description of a new genus and two new species

Massimo Olmi, Toshiharu Mita, Adalgisa Guglielmino

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Seven species of Embolemidae are recognized in Japan. They belong to two genera: Embolemus Westwood 1833 and Tro-gloembolemus Olmi, Mita et Guglielmino, gen. nov. (type species T. fujiei Olmi, Mita et Guglielmino, sp. nov.) Embole-mus honshuensis Olmi, Mita et Guglielmino, sp. nov. (Japan, Honshu) and Trogloembolemus fujiei Olmi, Mita & Guglielmino, sp. nov. (Japan, Honshu) are described and figured. A key to the genera and species of Japan is presented. Trogloembolemus fujiei sp. nov., collected in the soil at a depth of two metres and almost blind, is the first species of Em-bolemidae with troglobitic habitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-440
Number of pages18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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