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First record of Platygaster luteipes Buhl (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) from leaf galls on black pepper along with first report of the species from India.

Anjana, M. ; Rajmohana, K. ; Buhl, P. N. ; Shameem, K. M.

International Journal of Environmental Studies 2016 Vol 73 No. 2 pp. 186-195;


Platygaster luteipes Buhl (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) is reported for the first time from India. Several specimens of both sexes of the species were reared from the globular galls on mature leaves of black pepper. The hitherto undescribed male of the species is characterized and illustrated.