Resolving the taxonomic status of potential biocontrol agents belonging to the neglected genus lipolexis Förster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) with descriptions of six new species
Kavallieratos, Nickolas G.
Hebert, Paul D.N.
Lipolexis is a small genus in the subfamily Aphidiinae represented by one species in Europe (Lipolexis gracilis Förster) and by four in Asia (Lipolexis wuyiensis Chen, L. oregmae Gahan, L. myzakkaiae Pramanik and Raychaudhuri and L. pseudoscutellaris Pramanik and Raychaudhuri). Although L. oregmae is employed in biological control programs against pest aphids, the last morphological study on the genus was completed over 50 years ago. This study employs an integrative approach (morphology and molecular analysis (COI barcode region)), to examine Lipolexis specimens that were sampled worldwide, including specimens from BOLD database. These results establish that two currently recognized species of Lipolexis (L. gracilis, L. oregmae) are actually a species complex and also reveal phylogenetic relationships within the genus. Six new species are described and a global key for the identification of Lipolexis species is provided.
632 - Plant damage, injuries. Plant diseases. Pests, organisms injurious to plants. Plant protection
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Kocić, Korana, Andjeljko Petrović, Jelisaveta Čkrkić, Nickolas G. Kavallieratos, Ehsan Rakhshani, Judit Arnó, Yahana Aparicio, Paul D. N. Hebert, and Željko Tomanović. 2020. "Resolving The Taxonomic Status Of Potential Biocontrol Agents Belonging To The Neglected Genus Lipolexis Förster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) With Descriptions Of Six New Species". Insects 11 (10): 667. doi:10.3390/insects11100667.
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MINECO/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2016-77373-C2-1-R/ES/Avances en el control intregrado de plagas en cultivos hortofrutícolas: mejora del control biológico por conservación en hortícolas y frutales/CIPTOOLS
Protecció Vegetal Sostenible
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