A NEW SPECIES OF ANICETUS (HYMENOPTERA: ENCYRTIDAE) PARASITIZING TERRAPIN SCALE, MESOLECANIUM NIGROFASCIATUM (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE)

John R. Meyer, Christine A. Nalepa, Christina Devorshak

Abstract


Anicetus carolinensis Meyer (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is proposed as the name of a new species found parasitizing terrapin scale, Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum (Pergande) (Hemiptera: Coccidae), in North Carolina. Both sexes are described and illustrated together with notes on the life history, host range, and reproductive behavior of the species.

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