Khalaim A.I. 2022. Two new species of Tersilochinae from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.2: 163–167 [in English].

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.2.12

ABSTRACT. Two species of Tersilochinae are described from Madagascar: Diaparsis demeter sp.n. and D.heterocoloides sp.n. These species are immediately distinguished from their Afrotropical congeners by exceptionally long ovipositor which is longer than the body, very long second tergite (4.0–5.0 times as long as anteriorly broad), and long and strongly compressed laterally metasoma. Diaparsis mostovskii Khalaim, 2013 is recorded from Madagascar for the first time. Partial identification key to the species of Diaparsis occurring in Madagascar is given.

KEY WORDS: parasitoids, Diaparsis, Afrotropical region, Madagascar, new species, taxonomy.

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