Revision of the proctotrupoid genus Pelecinus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae).

@article{Johnson1999RevisionOT,
  title={Revision of the proctotrupoid genus Pelecinus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae).},
  author={N F Johnson and Luciana Musetti},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={1513-1543}
}
The extant Pelecinidae consist of the single genus Pelecinus Latreille. This group is restricted to the continental New World; miscellaneous reports and specimens from Jamaica, Australia, India and Malaysia are errors. Three species are recognized: the widespread Pelecinus polyturator (Drury), found from the southern portions of the eastern provinces of Canada, the eastern USA (west to North Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico) and Mexico south to northern Argentina; Pelecinus thoracicus Klug… Expand
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