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1- Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala, India [1]; University of Calicut, Thenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala, 673635, India [2] , hanimaraveendrankp@gmail.com
2- Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
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A new species of tiphiid wasp, namely, Tiphia (Tiphia) andhraensis Hanima & Girish Kumar sp. nov. is described from Andhra Pradesh in the southern coastal region of India based on the female holotype. The new species is described, illustrated and compared with congeneric species. The diagnostic character of the new species is the presence of a strong, median longitudinal carina on posterior side of propodeum. The new species described here was collected from the Mudasarlova reservoir area of the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The previous key to the species of Tiphia from the Indian subcontinent is modified to accommodate the new species. This new species is the first tiphiid wasp described from Andhra Pradesh.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Hymenoptera
Received: 2023/12/13 | Accepted: 2024/02/23 | Published: 2024/03/10

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