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Spodophagus, a new genus of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera), for an important parasite of Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Madagascar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

Gérard Delvare*
Affiliation:
CIRAD-CA, Montpellier, France
Jean-Yves Rasplus
Affiliation:
INRA, Versailles, France
*
Laboratoire de Faunistique et de Taxonomie, CIRAD-CA, BP 5035, F-34032 Montpellier Cedex, France.

Abstract

Spodophagus, gen. n. (Pteromalidae: Pteromalinae), is described to include the single species S. lepidopteraecomb. n., which was originally described from Madagascar by Risbec (1952) in the genus Oxyglypta. A lectotype is selected for O. lepidopterae, and the species is redescribed and illustrated. This pteromalid is a parasitoid of Spodoptera littoralis, an important pest, which is resistant to several classes of insecticides in Madagascar. Spodophagus lepidopterae is thus a potential agent for the biological control of Spodoptera spp. in Africa and elsewhere.

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