First occurrence of Protapanteles (Protapanteles) enephes (Nixon, 1965)(Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) in Brazil and new biological data

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:A. M. M. Penteado-Dias, Fernandes, L. B. R., Iemma, L. G. R., Dias, M. M.
Journal:Brazilian Journal of Biology
Keywords:Braconidae, enephes, Hymenoptera, hyperparasitoids, Microgastrinae, Neotropical, parasitoids, protapanteles

Protapanteles (Protapanteles) enephes (Nixon, 1965) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) was reared from the host Fountainea ryphea phidile (Geyer, 1837) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae), collected on Croton floribundus Spreng. (Euphorbiaceae) in São Carlos, São Paulo state, Brazil. The hyperperparasitoids Conura sp. (Hymenoptera, Chalcididae) and a Pteromalidae species are registered on this microgastrine species. Male and female specimens and cocoon of Protapanteles (Protapanteles) enephes are illustrated for the first time.

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