The genus Polystenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) in China, with descriptions of two new species

J Insect Sci. 2014 May 15:14:66. doi: 10.1093/jis/14.1.66.


The species of Polystenus Foerster, 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) from China are revised, and four species are recognized. Two new species, P. brevitergum sp nov. and P. taiwanus sp nov., are described and illustrated. A key to all species of the genus Polystenus is provided.

Keywords: Hecabolini; Spathiostenus; key; photo; taxonomy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution*
  • Animals
  • China
  • Female
  • Hymenoptera / anatomy & histology*
  • Hymenoptera / classification*
  • Hymenoptera / physiology
  • Male
  • Species Specificity