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Published: 2022-01-14

The genus Megastylus Schiødte (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Orthocentrinae) in China with a key to the species of China and Oriental Region

School of Life Sciences of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, 450001, P. R. China
Shangqiu Forest Pest control Station, Shangqiu, Henan Province, 476000, P. R. China
General Station of Forest and Grassland Pest Management, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, 58 Huanghe North Street, Shenyang 110034, P.R. China
General Station of Forest and Grassland Pest Management, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, 58 Huanghe North Street, Shenyang 110034, P.R. China
Hymenoptera Key new species Megastylus taxonomy

Abstract

Three new species of Megastylus Schiødte, 1838 (Ichneumonidae, Orthocentrinae), M. (Dicolus) mentouense Sheng & Li, sp. nov. collected from Mentougou, Beijing, M. (D.) flavicornis Sheng & Li, sp. nov. from Shennongjia National Natural Reserve, Hubei and M. (Megastylus) yindianense Sheng & Li, sp. nov. from Minquan, Henan, are described and illustrated. A taxonomic key to the species of Megastylus known from China and the Oriental Region is provided.

 

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