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Phytodietus elongator has been recorded from Italy for the first time. The hitherto identified subspecies (geographical forms) of this species, P. elongator elongator and P. elongator decoratus, are considered to be merely extreme examples of the variability of this taxon. A checklist and a key to the Italian species of the genus Phytodietus are provided.


Phytodietus moragai Gauld, 1997, previously known from Costa Rica, is recorded from Ecuador for the first time. This is the second representative of the genus Phytodietus Gravenhorst, 1829 from South America. A description and illustration of the female of P. moragai is provided.