Authors: MAR FERRER SUAY, JESUS SELFA, MARIA VICTORIA SECO-FERNANDEZ, JILI PUJADE-VILLAR
Abstract: The aim of this study is to review the brachypterous species within the genus Alloxysta Förster, 1869. The known brachypterous species of Alloxysta have been compared with fully winged species in order to establish hypotheses regarding dimorphism for wing length and shape. This analysis is based only on the morphological features shared between species; breeding and genetic analyses will be necessary to test and refine these hypotheses. Two new brachypterous species are described here: Alloxysta curta Ferrer-Suay sp. nov. and Alloxysta pseudoconsobrina Ferrer-Suay sp. nov. Six species are revised. In total, there are now 8 brachypterous species known in this genus.
Keywords: Hymenoptera, Charipinae, fully winged species, brachypterous species, morphological study
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