Dolichogenidea maetoi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, the first parasitoid wasp recorded from Hyblaea fortissima (Lepidoptera)

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A new species of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, Dolichogenidea maetoi Fernandez-Triana & Shimizu sp. nov., is described, representing the first record of a braconid wasp parasitizing the lepidopteran family Hyblaeidae in the Palaearctic Region (from Hyblaea fortissima Butler, 1881). The new species is fully illustrated, diagnosed and compared with all previously described species of the genus Dolichogenidea Viereck, 1911 in the Holarctic (154 species). Details on the wasp biology, including observed sex ratios, are provided.

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