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Record number 509960
Title New species of Megastylus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Orthocentrinae) reared from larvae of Keroplatidae fungus gnats (Diptera) in a Dutch orchid greenhouse
Author(s) Humala, Andrei E.; Kruidhof, Marjolein; Woelke, Joop
Source Journal of Natural History 51 (2017)1-2. - ISSN 0022-2933 - p. 83 - 95.
Department(s) WUR GTB Gewasgezondheid
WUR GTB Algemeen
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Biological control - Lyprauta - orchid root damage - parasitoid - Proceroplatus

A new parasitoid wasp species belonging to the genus Megastylus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Orthocentrinae) found in an orchid nursery in The Netherlands is described and illustrated: Megastylus woelkei sp. nov. It was reared from parasitized larvae of fungus gnats (Diptera: Keroplatidae). The biology of this new species and the possibility to use it in biological pest control are briefly discussed.

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