A New Species of Paratetracnemoidea Girault, 1915, Found in North America, with a Discussion of Generic Placement (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)

Gordon Gordh

Abstract


Paratetracnemoidea americana NEW SPECIES (North America) is described and compared with P. malenoti (Mercet) (Europe) and P. breviventris Girault (Australia). The genus presently holds three described species, but undetermined specimens have been reported from South Africa and Australia. The taxonomic history of the genus and its better known junior synonym, Rhinoencyrtus, is reviewed and reasons for its placement in the Copidosomatini are given. Unusual morphological features including a peculiar protuberance on the head and rudimentary venation at the base of the forewing are illustrated and discussed.

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