Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (3), pp. 217–344, 2016

Title: First survey of the Neotropical species of Microchelonus Szépligeti with descriptions of twenty-five new species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae)

Author: Jenő Papp

Author's address: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross utca 13, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: A short review is supplied of the history and search of the Microchelonus species in the Neotropics, taxonomic status of the genus Microchelonus and the features employed for the species differentiation. Descriptions of 25 new species of Microchelonus are presented from the Neotropical Region, completed with their taxonomic position. The enumeration of the new species is presented in the Introduction. Fifty-six Microchelonus species are registered in the region, their checklist are compiled. Identification key was constructed to the species occurring in Central and South America, females and males separately. A new synonymy; Microchelonus parkeri Papp, 2010 sen. syn. / Chelonus (Microchelonus) murici Nascimento et Penteado-Dias, 2011, jun. syn. and a new combination; Microchelonus kellieae (Marsh, 1979) originally Chelonus (Microchelonus) kellieae are presented. With 519 line-drawn figures.

Key words: Neotropics, Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Cheloninae, Microchelonus, survey.

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