Pham Ph.H., Truong L.X., Nguyen A.T.T. 2019. First report of the genus Melittobia Westwood, 1848 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Vietnam, with notes on the biology of M. clavicornis (Cameron, 1908) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.4: 421–424 [in English].

Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.4.10

ABSTRACT. The genus Melittobia Westwood, 1848 is reported for the first time from Vietnam based on the parasitic wasp M. clavicornis (Cameron, 1908). Chalybion bengalense (Dahlbom, 1845) and Sceliphron madraspatanum (Fabricius, 1781) are recorded as hosts of the parasitoid. Of these, the former is a new host. Some discussions on the biology of the parasitoid are included.

KEY WORDS: parasitic wasp, new host, Melittobia clavicornis, Eulophidae, Hymenoptera, Vietnam.

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