Taxonomic studies on Oriental Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with description of two new species from South India.
The Oriental species of Microplitis Foerster are reviewed and an illustrated key to the Oriental species is provided along with a character matrix to aid identification.
Review of the Oriental genus Neoclarkinella Rema and Narendran, 1996 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with the description of two new species from India.
The rarely collected Oriental genus Neoclarkinella Rema and Narendran, 1996 is reviewed. Four species, all from India, are recognized of which two are described as new, namely Neoclarkinella…
REE mineralization in the carbonatites of the sung valley ultramafic-alkaline-carbonatite complex, Meghalaya, India
The Early Cretaceous Sung Valley Ultramafic-Alkaline-Carbonatite (SUAC) complex intruded the Proterozoic Shillong Group of rocks and located in the East Khasi Hills and West Jaintia Hills districts…
First Indian record of Centistidea Rohwer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Miracinae) with description of eight new species
East Palearctic and Oriental species of Centistidea are revised and eight new species are described, seven of which are from south India, one from South Korea, and a key to the extant species is provided.
Entomophytophagy ('Sequential Predatory, then Phytophagous Behaviour') in an Indian Braconid ‘Parasitoid’ Wasp (Hymenoptera): Specialized Larval Morphology, Biology and Description of a New Species
- A. Ranjith, D. Quicke, U. Saleem, B. A. Butcher, A. Zaldívar‐Riverón, M. Nasser
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 29 June 2016
The detailed biology and specialized larval morphology for the first confirmed entomophytophagous braconid species is described and a possible intermediate stage in the evolution of pure phytophagy within the Braconidae is illustrated.
Survey of predators associated with bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) with redescription of Platysoma rimarium Erichson, 1834 from Kashmir, India
An enigmatic new genus of Hormiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from South India.
- A. Ranjith, S. Belokobylskij, D. Quicke, R. Kittel, B. A. Butcher, M. Nasser
- 30 May 2017
The composition of the subfamily Hormiinae and the position of the new genus Indohormius gen. nov on a molecular phylogenetic tree are discussed.
A new genus of Braconinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India with remarkable head ornamentation.
A new braconine genus, Stephanobracon Ranjith & Quicke, from south India is described and illustrated and it displays autapomorphic characters of having two pairs of sharp protuberances near to the antennal sockets and corrugated protuberance on the lateral part of the frons.
Range extension of the rare braconine genus, Lyricibracon Quicke (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with the description of a new species from India.
The extremely rare, monotypic genus Lyricibracon Quicke, previously known only from L. bicolorus Quicke in Brunei, is recorded from the Indian subcontinent for the first time through description of…
Laboratory evaluation of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against the bark beetle Pityogenes scitus Blandford (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Kashmir
The results obtained in the present study are promising; however, no recommendations concerning the potential use of these fungal pathogens in forest protection can be given, and further research studies are needed, especially under field conditions.