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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 115-119
DOI: 10.3923/je.2013.115.119
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A new species of Coccophagus from Egypt (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Aphelinidae)

Hedaya H. Karam and Hanan M. Ramadan

This study deals with a new species of hymenopterous parasitoid of the soft scale insects. Specimens of an Aphelinid parasitoid were collected from the soft scale insect Pulvinaria taenuivalvata (Newstead) (Coccidae) on sugarcane leaves at Alexandria. In Egypt, only five species of this genus were recorded, it is expected that more species could be find, as the Egyptian insect fauna still need more studies. By examining the prepared slides and comparing the taxonomical characters of the species, they were not agreeing with any of the described species. Therefore, it is suggested to be a new species and named Coccophagus nigricoxae sp. nov., which is described and illustrated in this study.
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Hedaya H. Karam and Hanan M. Ramadan, 2013. A new species of Coccophagus from Egypt (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Aphelinidae). Journal of Entomology, 10: 115-119.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2013.115.119






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