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Zookeys. 2013 Dec 13;(362):55-96. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.362.6175. eCollection 2013.

Revision of the Chinese Cleptes (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) with description of new species.

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  • 1Department of Entomology, College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510640, P. R. China.
  • 2Via Belvedere 8/d, I-20881 Bernareggio (MB), Italy.


The genus Cleptes Latreille, 1802 from China is revised and illustrated for the first time. Seventeen species of Cleptes are recorded. Nine species are new to science, Cleptes albonotatus sp. n., Cleptes eburnecoxis sp. n., Cleptes flavolineatus sp. n., Cleptes helanshanus sp. n., Cleptes niger sp. n., Cleptes shengi sp. n., Cleptes sinensis sp. n., Cleptes tibetensis sp. n., and Cleptes villosus sp. n.,and two species are reported as new to China, Cleptes metallicorpus Ha, Lee & Kim, 2011, and Cleptes seoulensis Tsuneki, 1959.


China; Chrysididae; Cleptes; Cleptinae; new species; revision

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