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A survey for potential biological control agents of Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae) in Brazil reveals two new species of Horismenus Walker (Hymenoptera : Eulophidae)

Pikart, Tiago G; Costa, Valmir A; Hansson, Christer LU ; De Cristo, Sandra C. and Vitorino, Marcelo D. (2017) In Zootaxa 4272(3). p.430-438
Abstract

This paper deals with the description of two new species of Horismenus Walker (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Brazil, parasitoids of larvae of Adetus analis (Haldeman) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Both species are similar to Horismenus steirastomae (Girault), a species that also parasitizes cerambycids. Adetus analis is a pest of Sechium edule (Jacq.) Swartz (Cucurbitaceae), a minor crop in Brazil, Argentina and U.S.A., but also feeds in stems of Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cac-Taceae), an ornamental plant that has become a problematic weed species in Africa, where it was introduced. The two new Horismenus species are described, diagnosed, and compared to H. steirastomae.

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Entedoninae, Natural Enemy, Parasitoid
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Zootaxa
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4272
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9 pages
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Magnolia Press
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1175-5326
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10.11646/zootaxa.4272.3.8
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  author       = {Pikart, Tiago G and Costa, Valmir A and Hansson, Christer and De Cristo, Sandra C. and Vitorino, Marcelo D.},
  issn         = {1175-5326},
  keyword      = {Entedoninae,Natural Enemy,Parasitoid},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {430--438},
  publisher    = {Magnolia Press},
  series       = {Zootaxa},
  title        = {A survey for potential biological control agents of Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae) in Brazil reveals two new species of Horismenus Walker (Hymenoptera : Eulophidae)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4272.3.8},
  volume       = {4272},
  year         = {2017},
}