Zerova M.D. 2011. A new status of the subgenus Parabruchophagus Zerova, 1992 (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and its composition // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20. No.3: 345–350 [in English].

I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 15 Bogdan Khmelnytsky str., Kiev 01601, Ukraine. E-mail:

Key words: Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae, Parabruchophagus, new status, new species.

Abstract. Status of the subgenus Parabruchophagus Zerova, 1992 of the genus Bruchophagus Ashmead, 1888 is raised to the genus level (stat.n.) on the basis of analysis of its morphological characters, trophic associations and distribution features. This genus includes five species; two of them are described here as new for the science (P. rasnitsyni sp.n. and P. kazakhstanicus sp.n.). All species of this genus are phytophagous; they develop inside the seeds of Eremurus species (Liliaceae).

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