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A new species of Dicaelotus Wesmael (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) parasitizing Asclerobia sinensis (Lepidoptera) in seed pods of Caragana spp.

Center for Biological Disaster Prevention and Control, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, 58 Huanghe North Street, Shenyang 110034, P.R. China
2Forestry and Grassland Development Center of Hanggin Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region 017400, P. R. China
Integrated Support and Technology Extension Center of Yihewusumu, Hanggin Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region 017400, P.R. China
Center for Biological Disaster Prevention and Control, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, 58 Huanghe North Street, Shenyang 110034, P.R. China
Hymenoptera China key host Phaeogenini Pyralidae


A new species of Ichneumoninae, Dicaelotus caraganae Sheng & Li, sp. nov.,is described and illustrated. Specimens were reared from the cocoon of Asclerobia sinensis (Caradja, 1937) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae), from Hangjinqi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The new species is characterized by face very short, median length shorter than clypeus; clypeus 2.9 × as wide as long, apical margin with weak median convex; area basalis of propodeum very short, lateral carinae indistinct; hind coxa partly irregularly black; fourth and subsequent metasomal tergites black. A key to species of Dicaelotus known in China is provided.



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