Zoological Studies

Vol. 46 No. 2, 2007

Pujadella Ros-Farré, a New Genus from the Oriental Region, with a Description of Two New Species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Aspicerinae)

Palmira Ros-Farré

Departament de Biologia Animal, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Avda Diagonal, 645, Barcelona 08028, Spain

Palmira Ros-Farré (2007) The subfamily Aspicerinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) includes 7 genera (Balna Cameron, Prosaspicera Kieffer, Aspicera Dahlbom, Paraspicera Kieffer, Anacharoides Cameron, Omalaspis Giraud, and Callaspidia Dahlbom), morphologically characterized by a distinct saddle-shaped 3rd tergum and biologically by attacking immature stages of Cyclorrapha Diptera. A new genus of Aspicerinae, Pujadella gen. nov., with 2 species of Pujadella villari sp. nov. from Taiwan and P. lewisae sp. nov. from China are described. Morphological differences between the species are given and illustrated. A key to all Aspicerinae genera is included. Ceraspidia Belizin belongs to the Figitinae, not to the Aspicerinae.

Key words: Figitidae, Aspicerinae, Pujadella gen. nov., Taiwan, China.

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