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Short Communication
Published: 2021-09-24

Discovery of a new genus and species of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Kachin (Myanmar) amber: Rasnitsynum burmense gen. et sp. nov.

Tropical Entomology Research Center, Via De Gasperi 10. I-01100 Viterbo, Italy
Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis, I-01100 Viterbo, Italy
Via Monte di Pietà, 10041 Carignano, Torino, Italy
Via Pericle Scriboni 28, 01017 Tuscania, Italy
I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitskogo 15, Kiev, 01601, Ukraine, A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya Str. 123, Moscow, 117647, Russia
Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea Myanmar


Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) are parasitoids, and often also predators, of leafhoppers, planthoppers and treehoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) (Guglielmino et al., 2013; Olmi et al., 2020b). Fossils of Dryinidae are known both as inclusions in amber and as compression fossils (Perkovsky et al., 2019; Olmi et al., 2010, 2020b; Martynova et al., 2020). Among the amber deposits, those situated in Myanmar are the richest. Mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from Kachin State is known in fact to include Dryinidae belonging to the following subfamilies and genera: Anteoninae: Burmanteon Engel, 2003 (one species); Burmadryininae: Burmadryinus Olmi, Xu & Guglielmino, 2014 (one species); Dryininae: Dryinus Latreille, 1804 (12 species) (Martynova et al., 2020); Hybristodryinus Engel, 2005 (17 species) (Perkovsky et al., 2019; Tribull et al., 2020; Olmi et al., 2021; Wang et al., 2021); Pseudodryinus Olmi, 1991 (one species); Palaeoanteoninae: Palaeoanteon Olmi, 2000 (one species) (Perkovsky et al., 2020a); Raptodryininae: Raptodryinus Olmi, Perkovsky, Martynova, Contarini, Bückle, Guglielmino, 2020 (one species).


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