A turbo-taxonomic study of Thai Aleiodes (Aleiodes) and Aleiodes (Arcaleiodes) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) based largely on COI barcoded specimens, with rapid descriptions of 179 new species
The Aleiodes and Arcaleiodes species of Thailand are revised based on extensive recent collecting as well as existing museum material, and combining evidence from DNA barcoding for sequenced material with species known from morphological data alone.
Two new species of tarsocheylid mites (Acari: Heterostigmata, Tarsocheylidae) from coastal grassland soil in Thailand
Abstract The first representatives of tarsocheylid mites (Acari, Heterostigmata) from Thailand, Hoplocheylus longisetosus sp. nov. and Hoplocheylus nudis sp. nov., collected from sandy soil of the…
Recognition of the Trachypetidae stat.n. as a new extant family of Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), based on molecular and morphological evidence
Molecular and combined molecular and morphological analyses confirm the monophyly of the Trachypetinae and robustly place them as sister to the Braconidae and propose the new family, Trachtypetidae Schulz stat.n.
Molecular phylogeny places the enigmatic subfamily Masoninae within the Ichneumonidae, not the Braconidae
- D. Quicke, A. Austin, E. P. Fagan‐Jeffries, P. Hebert, B. A. Butcher
- BiologyZoologica Scripta
- 1 January 2020
Discovery of a fully winged female of Masona from remote Australia has enabled a reassessment of its relationships and molecular analyses place Masona basally among the ophioniformes lineage of Ichneumonidae.
A remarkable new genus and species of Rogadinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of uncertain tribal placement, from Papua New Guinea, resembling Betylobraconini stat. nov.
No clear synapomorphy with either Yeliconini or Betylobraconini could be found for Cyranorogas leaving its tribal placement uncertain, attempts to obtain molecular sequence data having been unsuccessful.
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.
Colastomion Baker (Braconidae, Rogadinae): nine new species from Papua New Guinea reared from Crambidae
Nine new species of Colastomion Baker are described, illustrated and keyed based on series of specimens reared from caterpillars of crambid moths from lowland Papua New Guinea plus one additional…
Different allometric intercepts in major Aegus chelifer chelifer stag beetle males from urban and forest habitats
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.
Decaying Wood Preference of Stag Beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in a Tropical Dry-Evergreen Forest
- Nut Songvorawit, B. A. Butcher, C. Chaisuekul
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Entomology
- 23 October 2017
Stag beetle selection of oviposition sites by stag beetles was likely to depend on both the log decay stage (or hardness) to protect immature stages from natural enemies and its nutritional properties to enhance the larval performance.