, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 139–151 | Cite as

Three new species ofAphytis [Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae], parasites ofPseudaulacaspis spp. [Homoptera: Diaspididae] in India and Australia

  • D. Rosen
  • P. DeBach


Three new species ofAphytis Howard, parasitic upon species ofPseudaulacaspis MacGillivray, are described and illustrated:A. bangalorensis sp. nov. exP. barberi (Green) from India.A. sankarani sp. nov. exP. cockerelli (Cooley) from India, andA. landii sp. nov. ex an undescribedPseudaulacaspis sp. from Australia.


Biological control Armored scale insects Parasitic Hymenoptera 


Trois nouvelles espèces d'Aphytis Howard, parasites d'espèces du genrePseudaulacaspis MacGillivray, sont décrites et représentées:A. bangalorensis sp. nov. exP. barberi (Green) en provenance de l'Inde;A. Sankarani sp. nov. exP. cockerelli (Cooley) en provenance de l'Inde, etA. landii sp. nov. ex espèce non décrite dePseudaulacaspis spp. en provenance d'Australie.


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  1. Rosen, D. &DeBach, P. — 1978.Diaspididae. pp. 78–128. In: Introduced Parasites and Predators of Arthropod Pests and Weeds: a World Review. 545 pp. (C. P. Clausen, ed.). —Agricultural Handbook, 480, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
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© Lavoisier Abonnements 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Rosen
    • 1
  • P. DeBach
    • 2
  1. 1.Systematic Entomology Laboratory, IIBIIIUSDABeltsvilleU.S.A.
  2. 2.Division of Biological ControlUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideU.S.A.

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