First host record of the eulophid wasp Tetrastichus bilgiricus Narendran (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) along with the first description of a male from India

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Ankita Gupta
Poornima Kannan


Euthalia aconthea meridionalis Fruhstorfer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) is documented as the first host record for the eulophid wasp Tetrastichus bilgiricus Narendran (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from Karnataka, India. The male of this species is recorded for the first time and described. Illustrations of both the female and male, and host details are given.

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