Zerova M.D.1, Seryogina L.Ya.1, Kuslitzky W.S.2, Argov Ya.3 2013. Two new species of the genus Adontomerus Nikolskaya, 1955 (Hymenoptera: Torymidae) from Israel // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.22. No.3: 227–229 [in English].

1 I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 15 B. Khmelnytsky str., Kyiv 01601, Ukraine. E-mail:

2 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. E-mail:

3 The Israel Cohen Institute for Biological Control, Plant Production and Marketing Board – Citrus Branch, P.O. Box 80 Bet Dagan 50250, Israel.

KEY WORDS: Hymenoptera, Torymidae, Adontomerus, new species.

ABSTRACT. Two new species of the genus Adontomerus are described: A. trjapitzini Zerova, sp.n. and A. centaurei Zerova, sp.n. A. trjapitzini sp.n. is similar to A. centaurei sp.n., but differs in having shorter ovipositor, longer postmarginal vein and hind margin of the first abdominal tergite distinctly excised. Both new species resemble A. robustus (Bou?ek, 1970) and A. crassipes (Bou?ek, 1982) in their habitus and details of colour and sculpture, but differ in having slightly enlarged hind femora and in some features of forewing venation as well as in ovipositor length.

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