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Published: 2021-11-09
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Makeraia gen. nov. (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), a long-antennated Pristocerinae from Madagascar

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Vitória, ES, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Vitória, ES, Brazil
Alpha taxonomy Biodiversity Chrysidoidea Malagasy region systematics


Here we describe the flat wasp genus Makeraia gen. nov., and its three species M. migueli sp. nov., M. clariceae sp. nov. and M. lacinia sp. nov. from Madagascar. The males of this genus are easily recognized among the other genera of Pristocerinae by having the antennae very long, about as long as the whole body, a condition unique in Bethylidae. Our findings emphasize the endemicity of the flat wasp fauna of Madagascar and its high potential of biodiversity.


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