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Short Communication
Published: 2020-12-21

Discovery of the first species of Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Hkamti (Myanmar) amber

Tropical Entomology Research Center, Via De Gasperi 10. I-01100 Viterbo, Italy
Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitskogo 15, Kiev, 01601, Ukraine Borissiak Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya Str. 123, Moscow, 117647, Russia
Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis, I-01100 Viterbo, Italy
Via Pericle Scriboni 28, 01017 Tuscania, Italy
Univ. Rennes, CNRS, Geosciences Rennes, UMR 6118, F-35000, Rennes, France
Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea Myanmar amber

Abstract

The genus Ampulicomorpha Ashmead, 1893 (Hymenoptera: Embolemidae) currently includes 24 extant described species (Perkovsky et al., 2020). They are known from all the zoogeographic regions, excluding Antarctica (see Chény et al., 2020: fig. 1). Information about their biology is extremely reduced and needs further investigations. The few species whose biology has been studied parasitize nymphs of Achilidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) feeding on fungі inside rotten logs (Guglielmino & Bückle, 2013; Olmi et al., 2014b; Perkovsky et al., 2020).

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