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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4247.1.11

Parasitism of Zatypota riverai Gauld (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) on Anelosimus baeza Agnarsson (Araneae: Theridiidae) in northeast Brazil, with a description of the male

JOBER FERNANDO SOBCZAK, YURI FANCHINI MESSAS, DIEGO GALVÃO DE PÁDUA

Abstract


Ichneumonid wasps of the Polysphincta genus-group (Polysphinctini sensu Townes hereafter “polysphinctine wasps”) are exclusively koinobiont ectoparasitoids of spiders (Fitton et al. 1987; Gauld 2006). Since the first report of a spider’s behavior being manipulated by a polysphinctine wasp (Eberhard 2000), several studies have since focused on unravelling the mechanisms and evolution of this association (e.g. Gonzaga & Sobczak 2007; Matsumoto 2009; Sobczak et al. 2009; Eberhard 2010; Gonzaga & Sobczak 2011; Korenko & Pekár 2011; Korenko et al. 2013; Sobczak et al. 2014; Takasuka et al. 2015).

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae

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