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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4564.2.3

A synopsis of the Brazilian Eucharitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) fauna: an annotated checklist of the family in the country, with a revised key for the New World genera

THIAGO S. R. SILVA, JULIANA M. SILVA-FREITAS, KARINE SCHOENINGER

Abstract


The current work provides a revised and updated key to the genera of Eucharitidae occurring in the New World, with the major traits of genera illustrated through high-resolution photomicrography. We provide an annotated list of genera and species currently known from Brazil, with a new record for a genus previously unknown for the country. Additionally, we provide a literature revision of the biology and cuticular hydrocarbon profile for the Eucharitidae. The lack of knowledge on the eucharitid Brazilian fauna is briefly discussed.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, Ant parasitoids, biology, distribution, identification key, Neotropics

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