Description of a new species of Oligosita Haliday (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Trichogrammatidae) from India

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M. Hayat
F.R. Khan


A new species of the trichogrammatid genus Oligosita Haliday, O. sakara, sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected in Uttar Pradesh and Orissa, India.

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M. Hayat

Dr. M. Hayat, a Ph.D. and D.Sc. in Zoology from the Aligarh Muslim University. More than 40 years research experience on chalcidoid Hymenoptera, mainly Encyrtidae, Aphelinidae, Mymaridae, Trichogrammatidae and Signiphoridae. Retired in August 2006 as Professor in Zoology. Working as a Principal Investigator in an ICAR funded ‘Network Project on Insect Biosystematics’ since September 2005.

F.R. Khan

Dr. F.R. Khan, Ph.D. in Zoology. Presently working as Research Associate in the ‘Network Project on Insect Biosystematics’ at the AMU, Department of Zoology centre. He has to his credit several papers on grasshoppers ecology, and recently on taxonomy of some chalcidoid families.