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First report of Melittobia australica Girault in Europe and new record of M. acasta (Walker) for Italy

  • Authors: Cusumano, A; Gonzalez, JM; Colazza, S; Vinson, SB
  • Publication year: 2012
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Melittobia acasta and M. australica are newly recorded from Sicily, Italy, and the second species is reported in Europe for the first time. A short historical background about Melittobia parasitoid wasps, their hosts, and distribution, with emphasis in those two species is presented together with illustrations to facilitate their identification. Brief discussion about the presence and possible distribution of the species in Sicily is also included.