Khalaim A.I.1, López-Ortega M.2 2022. A new species of Acropimpla Townes, 1960 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from Mexico // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.4: 407–410 [in English].

1 Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. E-mail:

2 Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.4.10

ABSTRACT. A new species, Acropimpla teoceloana Khalaim, sp.n., is described from the State of Veracruz in Central Mexico. This is the second species of Acropimpla Townes, 1960 discovered from Mexico in recent years. Acropimpla teoceloana Khalaim, sp.n. easily differs from its North American congeners by yellow and black colour pattern of metasomal tergites 1–4, yellow markings on scutellum and postscutellum, and the shorter ovipositor. Identification key to four species of Acropimpla occurring in North America is given.

KEY WORDS: parasitoids, Acropimpla, Mexico, North America, new species, taxonomy.

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