Trjapitzin V.A.1, Triapitsyn S.V.2 2018. Revision of the genus Callipteroma Motschulsky, 1863 (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.2: 191–198 [in English].

1 Do vostrebovania, Post Office 129344 (ulitsa letchika Babushkina, 7), Moscow, Russia.

2 Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California, 92521, USA.

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.2.09

ABSTRACT: A diagnosis of the genus Callipteroma Motschulsky, 1863 (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a key to females of its six known species, and their synopsis are given based on examination of the type material of four of them. Taxonomic position of Callipteroma is discussed. Proleptomastidea Trjapitzin, 2009 syn.n. is synonymized under Callipteroma and its sole species, P. enigmatica (Trjapitzin, 1971), is transferred to Callipteroma as C. enigmatica (Trjapitzin, 1971) comb.n. Callipteroma baglanensis Myartseva, 1982 stat.rev. from Afghanistan is treated, albeit provisionally, as not being a synonym of C. testacea Motschulsky, 1863. Leptomastix calopterus Masi, 1921, syn.n. from Libya is synonymized under C. sexguttata Motschulsky, 1863. Lectotypes of the three species of Callipteroma described by Motschulsky from Sri Lanka, C. quinqueguttata Motschulsky, 1863 (a synonym of C. sexguttata), C. sexguttata, and C. testacea, and also of Encyrtus nietneri Motschulsky, 1859 (now Microterys nietneri (Motschulsky, 1859)) are designated. Only one species of Callipteroma, C. sexguttata, is known to occur in Russia.

KEY WORDS: Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae, Callipteroma, Eastern Hemisphere, taxonomy, key, new synonymy.

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