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Published: 2020-01-07
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Rediscovery of Lustrina Kurian (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae), with redescription of L. assamensis Kurian

Via Belvedere 8/d, I-20881 Bernareggio (MB), Italy.
Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, 819-0395 Japan.
Hymenoptera Cleptinae Cleptes Cleptidea Oriental Region Vietnam


The genus Lustrina Kurian, 1955 is discussed and Lustrina assamensis Kurian, 1955 is redescribed based on the examination of type specimen as well as a specimen recently collected.



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