Systematics of Old World Odontacolus Kieffer s.l. (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.): parasitoids of spider eggs

@article{Valerio2013SystematicsOO,
  title={Systematics of Old World Odontacolus Kieffer s.l. (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.): parasitoids of spider eggs},
  author={A. Valerio and A. Austin and L. Masner and N. F. Johnson},
  journal={ZooKeys},
  year={2013},
  pages={1 - 151}
}
  • A. Valerio, A. Austin, +1 author N. F. Johnson
  • Published 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • ZooKeys
  • Abstract The genera Odontacolus Kieffer and Cyphacolus Priesner are among the most distinctive platygastroid wasps because of their laterally compressed metasomal horn; however, their generic status has remained unclear. We present a morphological phylogenetic analysis comprising all 38 Old World and four Neotropical Odontacolus species and 13 Cyphacolus species, which demonstrates that the latter is monophyletic but nested within a somewhat poorly resolved Odontacolus. Based on these results… CONTINUE READING
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