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1 January 2016 Redescription of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Ihering, 1905), New Combination, (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) a Natural Enemy of the Invasive Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
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The new combination of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Ihering, 1905) is proposed, and the species is redescribed from historical specimens taken in the Neotropical Region as well as more recent specimens reared from Drosophila suzukii Matsumura, 1931 in South Korea. Drosophila suzukii, otherwise known as the spotted-wing Drosophila, is a major pest of soft fruits the world over, and the search for effective natural enemies of this fly are ongoing. Though not parasitoids of D. suzukii, we also propose the following new combinations: Dieucoila brasiliensis (Kieffer, 1909), new combination, and Dieucoila brasiliana (Weld, 1952), new combination. After summarizing all known species of Eucoilinae with the specific epithet ‘brasiliensis’, we encourage future researchers to avoid this name in order prevent nomenclatural confusion.

Matthew L. Buffington and Mattias Forshage "Redescription of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Ihering, 1905), New Combination, (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) a Natural Enemy of the Invasive Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(1), 1-13, (1 January 2016). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.118.1.1
Published: 1 January 2016
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