First report of Melittobia australica Girault in Europe and new record of M. acasta (Walker) for Italy

Antonino Cusumano, Stefano Colazza, Jorge M. González, S. Bradleigh Bradleigh Vinson

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Abstract

Melittobia acasta and M. australica are newly recorded from Sicily, Italy, and the second species is reported in Europe for the first time. A short historical background about Melittobia parasitoid wasps, their hosts, and distribution, with emphasis in those two species is presented together with illustrations to facilitate their identification. Brief discussion about the presence and possible distribution of the species in Sicily is also included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalZooKeys
Volume181
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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