Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 71(3): 169-179, doi: 10.3897/asp.71.e31776
Trichogramma canariensis (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) a parasitoid of eggs of the twin-spot moth Chrysodeixis chalcites (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the Canary Islands
expand article infoModesto Del Pino, Estrella Hernández-Suárez, Tomas Cabello, Paul Rugman-Jones, Richard Stouthamer, Andrew Polaszek
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A new species of Trichogramma Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) parasitizing eggs of the golden twin-spot moth (or tomato looper) Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on banana crops in the Canary Islands, Spain, is described as Trichogramma canariensis del Pino & Polaszek, sp.n. The new species is closely related to T. brassicae Bezdenko. Limited aspects of morphology, coupled with ITS2 and COI sequences and reproductive data are presented to distinguish T. canariensis sp.n. from T. brassicae.
Chalcidoidea, egg parasitoid, taxonomy, ITS2, COI, biocontrol.