Journal of Hymenoptera Research (Oct 2022)

Meteorus lucianae sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), a new parasitoid of the bud borer Crocidosema aporema (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)

  • Luis Felipe Ventura de Almeida,
  • Angélica Maria Penteado-Dias

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 93
pp. 43 – 51


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Crocidosema aporema is a Neotropical Tortricidae moth that feeds on several wild and cultivated Fabaceae, and has a potential to cause economic damages. A new parasitoid wasp belonging to the genus Meteorus (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), which has been reared from C. aporema feeding on soybean in Brazil, is described and illustrated. A checklist of parasitoids previously recorded for C. aporema is provided.