Tuesday, May 15, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Gasteruption tomanivi • First Record of Gasteruption Latreille (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea: Gasteruptiidae) from Fiji with the Description of A New Species


Gasteruption tomanivi 
Parslow, Stevens & Schwarz, 2018

Abstract

A new Gasteruption Latreille species, Gasteruption tomanivi, is described from Viti Levu, Fiji. The new species is the first record of the genus for Fiji and can be distinguished from other Oceanian Gasteruption species by the length of the mesosoma and the large malar space compared with the length of the pedicel. DNA Barcode (mtDNA—COI) sequence is provided.

 Keywords: Hymenoptera, taxonomy, Viti Levu, Mt Tomanivi, Gasteruption tomanivi, DNA barcode

FIGURE 1. Gasteruption tomanivi sp. nov. holotype ♀. lateral habitus.
Scale bars = 1.0 mm.



Ben A. Parslow, Mark I. Stevens and Michael P. Schwarz. 2018.  First Record of Gasteruption Latreille (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea: Gasteruptiidae) from Fiji with the Description of A New Species. Zootaxa. 4407(1); 111–116. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4407.1.7

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