A review of the species of Anastatus Motschulsky (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae) of the Indian subcontinent

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T.C. Narendran


The species of Anastatus Motschulsky (Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae) from the Indian subcontinent are reviewed. A total of 28 species are recognized from the region based on females, including 13 species newly described from India. A key to females of the species is provided and figures illustrating differential features of 15 of the species included. Distribution and host data are provided where known. Anastatus dentatus Narayanan, Subba Rao & Ramachandra Rao, 1960 is newly placed in synonymy with Anastatus ramakrishnai (Mani, 1935).

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T.C. Narendran

T.C. Narendran is currently working as Emeritus Professor at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory of the Department of of Zoology, University of Calicut.