A revision of Ganaspidium Weld, 1952 (Hymenoptera, Figitidae, Eucoilinae): new species, bionomics, and distribution

Matthew Buffington
2010 ZooKeys  
Th e New World eucoiline genus Ganaspidium is revised. Species in this genus are parasitoids of some of the most pestiferous species of leaf-mining Agromyzidae (Diptera), including the notorious Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess). Th e following new species are described: Ganaspidium didionae, G. eldiablo, G. fl emingi, G. kolmaci, and G. konzaensis. Ganaspidium navajoe (Miller), comb. n., is recognized as junior synonym of G. pusillae Weld (syn. n.). Ganaspidium nigrimanus (Kieff er) and G. utilis
more » ... ardsley are removed from synonymy, and together with G. hunteri (Crawford), are now in Banacuniculus Buffi ngton. Species of Ganaspidium are recorded from a wide geographic area within North America, and several species appear to be adapted to arid environments. New distribution data, new host records, and a key to known species are provided.
doi:10.3897/zookeys.37.311 fatcat:iocbds7a6jgznlvuqqbgeidyqa