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Sheeba M.,NSS College | Ranjith A.P.,University of Calicut | Narendran T.C.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

The Braconinae is a generically diverse subfamily of Braconidae. The Old World genus Testudobracon Quicke is reviewed and four new species viz., T. athashi Ranjith sp. nov., T. malabaricus Sheeba sp. nov., T. shameeri Ranjith sp. nov. and T. travencorensis Sheeba sp. nov., are described from south India. A check list and key to the world species are provided. © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Narendran T.C.,Project 6 Research | Rajmohana K.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Bijoy C.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Oriental Insects | Year: 2014

Mischotetrastichus keralensissp.nov. Narendran and Rajmohana is described from Kerala, India. An updated key to the species of Mischotetrastichus Graham is provided. Some notes on diagnostics and distribution of known species are also given. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.


Gupta A.,National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects | Sureshan P.M.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Oriental Insects | Year: 2014

A new species of Pteromalidae, Anisopteromalusindicussp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), observed parasitising a lymantrid on sugarcane is described from India. A key to the species of Anisopteromalus from the Indian subcontinent is also provided. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.


Girish Kumar P.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Carpenter J.M.,American Museum of Natural History | Sureshan P.M.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Halteres | Year: 2016

A new species of Allorhynchium, namely, A. tuberculatum Girish Kumar and Carpenter sp. n., is described from Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala. The male of the species A. anomalum Giordani Soika, 1992, is described here for the first time. A key to species from the Indian subcontinent and an updated checklist of Oriental species are provided. © P. GIRISH KUMAR, J.M. CARPENTER AND P.M. SURESHAN.


Kumar G.P.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Carpenter J.M.,American Museum of Natural History | Sureshan P.M.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

A review of 20 Indian species of the genus Antepipona de Saussure with a key to species and subspecies is provided. A new synonymy is proposed for Antepipona biguttata (Fabricius, 1787) =A. excelsa keralensis Lambert, 2004, syn. nov. The parasitic association of Strepsiptera is reported for the first time in the genus Antepipona. Antepipona rufescens (Smith, 1857) is newly recorded from India and A. ovalis (de Saussure, 1853) from Bangladesh. The reported distributions of ten species within India are enlarged. Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press.


Rajmohana K.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Srikumar K.K.,Directo Of Cashew Research | Bhat P.S.,Directo Of Cashew Research | Raviprasad T.N.,Directo Of Cashew Research | Jalali S.K.,National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects
Oriental Insects | Year: 2013

A new egg parasitoid Telenomus cuspissp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) of tea mosquito bug Helopeltisantonii on cashew from India is described. It is a new record of the laricis species group from the Oriental region. Notes on its seasonal emergence and the mtCo1 data are also included. Voucher specimens have been deposited with the National Zoological Collection of Zoological Survey of India, Calicut, Kerala, India (ZSIC). © 2014 Taylor & Francis.


Sureshan P.M.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Nikhil K.,Western Ghat Regional Center
Journal of Entomological Research | Year: 2013

A new species of Miscogasteriella Girault (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) viz., M. bijoyi sp. nov. has been described from Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India and the species M. jayasreeae Sureshan is reported from Kerala subsequent to the original description in 1997. Affinities of the new species with related species are discussed and a key to the Indian species of Miscogasteriella is also provided.


Ranjith A.P.,University of Calicut | Nasser M.,University of Calicut | Rajmohana K.,Western Ghat Regional Center | Quicke D.L.J.,Chulalongkorn University
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

A new braconine genus, Stephanobracon Ranjith & Quicke (type-species: Stephanobracon narendrani Ranjith & Quicke sp. nov.) from south India is described and illustrated. It belongs to the tribe Braconini and it displays autapomorphic char-Acters of having two pairs of sharp protuberances near to the antennal sockets and corrugated protuberances on the lateral part of the frons. Its possible relationship to other braconine genera, notably Dolabraulax Quicke, Simra Quicke and Syn-Tomernus Enderlein, is discussed. Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | American Museum of Natural History and Western Ghat Regional Center
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2016

A review of 20 Indian species of the genus Antepipona de Saussure with a key to species and subspecies is provided. A new synonymy is proposed for Antepipona biguttata (Fabricius, 1787) =A. excelsa keralensis Lambert, 2004, syn. nov. The parasitic association of Strepsiptera is reported for the first time in the genus Antepipona. Antepipona rufescens (Smith, 1857) is newly recorded from India and A. ovalis (de Saussure, 1853) from Bangladesh. The reported distributions of ten species within India are enlarged.


PubMed | University of Calicut, Western Ghat Regional Center and Chulalongkorn University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2016

A new braconine genus, Stephanobracon Ranjith & Quicke (type-species: Stephanobracon narendrani Ranjith & Quicke sp. nov.) from south India is described and illustrated. It belongs to the tribe Braconini and it displays autapomorphic characters of having two pairs of sharp protuberances near to the antennal sockets and corrugated protuberances on the lateral part of the frons. Its possible relationship to other braconine genera, notably Dolabraulax Quicke, Simra Quicke and Syntomernus Enderlein, is discussed.

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