, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 387–399 | Cite as

Studies on the genera of the familySigniphoridae [Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea] recorded from India

  • M. Hayat
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An account of the Indian forms belonging to the familySigniphoridae is given. The family is represented by two genera namely,ThysanusWalker andChartocerusMotschulsky. The genusThysanus with the speciesT. aterWalker is reported for the first time from India, and is redescribed in greater detail. The subdivision of the genusChartocerus into three subgenera (Chartocerus s. str.,XanaKurdjumov, andSigniphorinaNikol’skaja.) proposed byRosanov (1965) is accepted. In the subgenusXana two new species are described and two already known species are recorded. In the subgenusSigniphorina one new species is described. A new generic character in the subgenital plate of the genusThysanus is proposed. The generic character in the subgenital plate of the genusChartocerus described byMan Mohan (1963) is confirmed.


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La famille desSigniphoridae est représentée par deux genres:ThysanusWalker etChartocerusMotschulsky. Le genreThysanus avec l’espèceT. aterWalker est indiquée pour la première fois de l’Inde et est redécrite avec plus de détails. La subdivision du genreChartocerus en trois sous-genres (Chartocerus s. str.,XanaKurdjumov etSigniphorinaNikol’skaja proposée parRosanov (1965) est acceptée. Dans le sous-genreXana deux nouvelles espèces (C. (X.) hyalipennis sp. n. etC. (X.) walkeri sp. n.) sont décrites et deux espèces déjà connues sont répertoriée. Parmi celles-ciC. (X.) kurdjumovi (Nikol’skaja) est mentionnée pour la première fois en Inde. Les mâles de l’espèceC. (X.) kerrichi sont décrits. Dans le sous-genreSigniphorina une nouvelle espèce est décrite.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hayat
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  1. 1.Entomology Section, Zoology DepartmentAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh

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