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Published: 2022-07-18
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A new genus and species of the aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) from Baltic amber

All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection (FSBSI VIZR), Podbelskogo, 3, St Petersburg – Pushkin 196608, Russia
Kaliningrad Amber Museum, Marshal Vasilevskiy Square, 1, Kaliningrad 236016, Russia
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
Hymenoptera Cenozoic fossil entomophage pubescence ovipositor sheath new taxa


A new genus and species, of aphid parasitoid, Protoctonus groehni Davidian, gen. et sp. nov. (Braconidae: Aphidiinae), are described from Late Eocene Baltic amber. This new genus is similar to fossil genera Protacanthoides Mackauer, 1961, Promonoctonia Starý, 1973 and Sakhalinoctonus Davidian, 2021, as well as with extant Calaphidius Mackauer, 1961, Falciconus Mackauer, 1959 and Aclitus Foerster, 1862. The new genus differs from aforementioned ones by having fewer antennomeres, and in elements of fore wing venation, propodeum areolation, and shape and setosity of the ovipositor sheath.



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