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Zookeys. 2011;(137):77-88. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.137.1788. Epub 2011 Oct 14.

First record of Acaenitinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from South America with description of a new species and a key to the world species of Arotes Gravenhorst.

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  • 1Zoological Museum, Section of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biology, FIN-20014, University of Turku, Finland.


A new species of Acaenitinae, Arotes ucumari Castillo & Sääksjärvi, sp. n., is described and illustrated representing the first record of the subfamily from South America. The new species was collected from a premontane tropical rain forest in the Peruvian Andes at 1500 m. A key to the world species of Arotes Gravenhorst,1829 is provided. The subspecies Arotes albicinctus moiwanus (Matsumura, 1912)is raised to species rank, Arotes moiwanusstat. n.


Amazonia; Arotes; Neotropics; Peru; parasitoid wasp; rainforest

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