We describe and illustrate Paphanus paloi sp. n., first generic record for Brazil, and Minanga patriciamadrigalae, first generic record for Costa Rica. We present illustrated keys for the New World genera of Sigalphinae, and the New World species of Paphanus and Minanga. Minanga patriciamadrigalae sp. n. was reared from caterpillars of Chloropteryx nordicariaDHJ01 (Geometridae).
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
We are grateful to CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) and FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) for financial support; to Kees van Achterberg for sending the image of the holotype of P. drecseli and to Luciana Bueno dos Reis Fernandes who processed the pictures of P. paloi; and to the parataxonomists of Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) who have found and reared thousands more parasitoids from ACG caterpillars as part of their inventory financed by both the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund (www.gdfcf.org) and ACG (Janzen and Hallwachs 2016).
Sharkey, Michael J.; Penteado-Dias, Angélica Maria; Smith, M. Alex; Hallwachs, Winnie; and Janzen, Daniel, "Synopsis of New World Sigalphinae (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) with the Description of Two New Species and a Key to Genera" (2019). Entomology Faculty Publications. 190.