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Surya K, Binoy C, Sureshan P M. A synopsis of the Oriental species of Thaumasura Westwood (Hym., Pteromalidae, Cleonyminae). J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2022; 8 (4) :551-558
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1- Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghats Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673006, Kerala India. , suryasuresh2789@gmail.com
2- Insect Ecology and Ethology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala-673635, India.
3- Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghats Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673006, Kerala India.
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Thaumasura Westwood is one of the unique genera of Cleonyminae (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae) represented from the Oriental region by only three species. The only known representative of the genus from India was described as Thaumasura indica Sureshan & Binoy, which was already preoccupied by Thaumasura indica Mani & Kaul (currently in Balcha Walker). Thus, the replacement name Thaumasura keralica Binoy nom. nov. is hereby proposed to resolve this homonymy. Furthermore, Thaumasura femoralis (Westwood) is redescribed and its morphological characters are illustrated. A key to the Oriental species of the genus is also provided.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Hymenoptera
Received: 2022/07/15 | Accepted: 2022/08/18 | Published: 2022/10/8

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