A new species of Aleiodes (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Rogadinae) from Brazil, with biological notes

Uma nova espécie de Aleiodes (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Rogadinae) do Brasil, com notas biológicas

Cássia I. V. de Abreu Eduardo M. Shimbori Manoel M. D. Filho Angélica M. Penteado-Dias About the authors

Aleiodes Wesmael is the most diverse rogadine genus, with koinobiont endoparasitic development in Lepidoptera caterpillars resulting in mummification of the host remains. Aleiodes japi sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Type specimens of the new species were reared from Physocleora grosica and Ischnopteris sp. (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) larvae. Host larvae were collected on Alchornea triplinervia (Euphorbiaceae) at the Reserva Biológica Municipal da Serra do Japi, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. This is the second species of circumscriptus/gastritror group described from Brazil.

Biodiversity; Geometridae; parasitoids; host


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