Neastymachus axillaris Singh, Agarwal & Basha, 1991

Rameshkumar, A., Poorani, J. & V, Naveen, 2015, Additions to the Encyrtidae and Mymaridae (Chalcidoidea) of India with new distribution and host records for some species, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 5216-5216: 5216

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Neastymachus axillaris Singh, Agarwal & Basha, 1991


Neastymachus axillaris Singh, Agarwal & Basha, 1991  

Neastymachus axillaris   Singh et al. 1991: 223-224.- Hayat 2006: 164.


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Sunil Joshi; individualCount: 2 and 5; sex: female and male; lifeStage: Adult; Location: continent: Asia; country: India; stateProvince: Karnataka; municipality: Bangalore; locality: Hebbal ; verbatimElevation: 920m; verbatimCoordinates: N13°02' E77°00'; Identification: identifiedBy: A Rameshkumar; Event: samplingProtocol: Host rearing; eventDate: 11-09-2014; Record Level: institutionID: National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources; institutionCode: NBAIR GoogleMaps  


Female (Fig. 7a) orange-yellow, head yellow, occiput with two black patches one on either side of foramen behind each eye; antenna completely yellow; mesosoma yellow, pronotum with a wide black band across; mesoscutum with light bluish green reflection; wings hyaline; legs completely yellow; metasoma yellowish brown. Head in frontal view round, 3x as wide as frontovertex; posterior margin of mesoscutum angular and axillae produced anteriorly; fore wing 2.5x as long as wide; hind wing 4.2x as long as wide; mid-tibial spur a little longer than basitarsus. Ovipositor not exserted, more than one–quarter longer than metasoma.

Male (Fig. 7b) dorsally metallic green, antenna pale brown, side lobes of mesoscutum brownish, tegulae white, legs yellowish. Antennal scape about 3x as long as wide, flagellum clothed with whorls of setae; fore wing 2.6x as long as wide.


Reared on Aclerda   sp. ( Hemiptera  : Coccoidea  : Aclerdidae   ) on sugarcane, which constitutes a new host for this species. The specimens examined were collected from the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the same host.