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Significance of female genitalia in the classification of Anagyrus Howard (Encyrtidae : Tetracneminae)

Parimita Gupta*, S. M. Shamim & M. Prasad
P.G. Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

Received 11th June, 2008 ; Revised 27th August, 2008

Abstract : The immovably fused and movably articulated condition of the third valvulae with second valvifers are regarded as stable characters for separating most of the tribes of subfamily Tetracneminae of Encyrtidae. The first and second valvifers are suggested as useful generic characters.

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