First South American record of the rare ichneumonoid subfamily Masoninae van Achterberg (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea: Ichneumonidae) with description of a new species from Brazil.

@article{Quicke2019FirstSA,
  title={First South American record of the rare ichneumonoid subfamily Masoninae van Achterberg (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea: Ichneumonidae) with description of a new species from Brazil.},
  author={Donald L. J. Quicke and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}zar M{\'a}rio Chaul and Buntika A. Butcher},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2019},
  volume={4664 4},
  pages={
          zootaxa.4664.4.11
        }
}
Masona popeye Quicke Chaul sp. n. is described from Brazil, and differentiated from other species of the genus. Described extant species of Masona are known from Australia and south eastern U.S.A. (Georgia and Florida including the Key Islands). Two undescribed species are known from Tanzania and Cambodia. The new species is therefore the first representative of the subfamily Masoninae van Achterberg from South America, demonstrating the completely cosmopolitan distribution of this very poorly… Expand

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Molecular phylogeny places the enigmatic subfamily Masoninae within the Ichneumonidae, not the Braconidae
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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. Expand