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Discovery of the genus Venanides Mason 1981 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) in Europe, with description of a new species parasitizing Carcina quercana (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Peleopodidae)

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The small Microgastrinae genus Venanides is recorded from Europe (Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic) for the first time, where one species, Venanides carcinae sp. nov., described here, proves to be a regular solitary parasitoid of Carcina quercana. Outline notes on its biology, phenology and abundance are given.
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Keywords: BIOLOGY; CZECH REPUBLIC; FAGUS; GERMANY; NETHERLANDS; PHENOLOGY; QUERCUS; VENANIDES CARCINAE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 31, 2020

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