A new species of the Australian genus Westralianus Boucek (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea, Torymidae) is described from Altınözü, Hatay, Turkey. Some new diagnostic characters of the genus are provided by inclusion of a second species in the genus. The new species, W. altinoezus n.sp., is compared with the type species, W. microstigma Boucek 1988. The new species was recorded as a parasitoid of caterpillars of an unknown species of Lepidoptera living in galls of Gymnosporangium confusum (Uredinales: Pucciniaceae) on shoots of Crataegus monogyna Jacq. A description of the new species is provided and its diagnostic characters are photographed.
Westralianus, new species, diagnosis, description, biology
"A new species of Westralianus Boucek 1988 (Hymenoptera:Torymidae: Megastigminae) from Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 35:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol35/iss1/4