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New male pelecinid wasps (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning (China)

Hua Feng1 / Chungkun Shih1 / Dong Ren1 / Chenxi Liu1

College of Life Science, Capital Normal University, 105 Xisanhuanbeilu, Haidian District, Beijing, 100048 P. R. China1

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Citation Information: Geologica Carpathica. Volume 61, Issue 6, Pages 463–468, ISSN (Online) 1336-8052, ISSN (Print) 1335-0552, DOI: 10.2478/v10096-010-0028-x, December 2010

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New male pelecinid wasps (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae) from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning (China)

Two new genera and species Abropelecinus annulatus gen. et sp. nov. and Azygopelecinus clavatus gen. et sp. nov., placed in the subfamily Iscopininae of the family Pelecinidae, are described and illustrated. Sinopecinus viriosus Zhang, Rasnitsyn & Zhang, 2002 are re-described. All these male specimens were collected from the Yixian Formation of Beipiao City, Liaoning Province, northeastern China. A key to the male species of the subfamily Iscopininae is given. In addition, sexual dimorphism in Pelecinidae and the paleoclimate of the Yixian Formation are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Pelecinidae; Proctotrupoidea; Hymenoptera; new taxa; Yixian Formation; China

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