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North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy
USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory
  • Matthew L Buffington, Smithsonian Institution
  • Sonja J Scheffer, 2Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Date of this Version
1-1-2008
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Published in Zootaxa 1817: 39–48 (2008) www.mapress.com/zootaxa/
Abstract
The genus Agrostocynips Diaz is redescribed, as well as two species endemic to the Nearctic: Agrostocynips diastrophi (Ashmead) and A. robusta (Ashmead). Previous to this study, only Neotropical species of Agrostocynips were well diagnosed both taxonomically and biologically. Agrostocynips belongs to the Zaeucoila group of genera, which are Neotropical eucoilines that principally parasitize Agromyzidae (Diptera); among these genera, species of Agrostocynips are some of the few representatives that are found in the Nearctic. Detailed host records and biological notes are provided for the Nearctic species.
Citation Information
Matthew L Buffington and Sonja J Scheffer. "North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_buffington/5/