Descripción de una especie nueva de Melanips Walker (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), primer registro del género para la región neotropical

  title={Descripci{\'o}n de una especie nueva de Melanips Walker (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), primer registro del g{\'e}nero para la regi{\'o}n neotropical},
  author={J. Pujade-Villar and Juan Manuel Vanegas-Rico},
A new species of Melanips Walker (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from Mexico, Melanips lomeyva sp. nov. is described. This species represents the first record of th... 
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