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A systematic study of the genus Acerophagus E. Smith with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)


David Rosen

Author Affiliations

David Rosen was Lecturer in Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel. At the time of this study he was Assistant Research Entomologist, Department of Biological Control, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 40(2):41-72. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v40n02p041. November 1969.

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This paper presents a revision of the genus Acerophagus E. Smith (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Some morphological characters which may aid in distinguishing between species are discussed, and keys are given for both sexes. Several species are redescribed and illustrated, and the distinguishing characters of all species are presented.

The following species are described as new: Acerophagus antennalis Rosen and A. californicus Rosen from California; A. flavus Rosen from Jamaica; A. luteolus Rosen from Trinidad.

All the known species of Acerophagus are primary parasites of mealybugs.

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Rosen D. 1969. A systematic study of the genus Acerophagus E. Smith with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Hilgardia 40(2):41-72. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v40n02p041
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