First Indian record of Centistidea Rohwer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Miracinae) with description of eight new species

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Miracinae is one of the least studied braconid subfamilies with only two extant genera. Among them, Centistidea Rohwer is a speciose and widely distributed genus. East Palearctic and Oriental species of Centistidea are revised and eight new species are described, seven of which are from south India, C. crenulator sp. n., C. glabrator sp. n., C. lineator sp. n., C. mellapicalis sp. n., C. procarinator sp. n., C. rugator sp. n., C. scutellator sp. n.; and one from South Korea, C. albomarginata sp. n. A key to the extant species is provided. Distribution pattern of Centistidea and character plasticity within species are discussed.

First Indian record of Centistidea Rohwer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Miracinae) with description of eight new species

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    Sampling localities of Centistidea species; A) Cholamala; B) Janakikkadu; C) Kattilapara; D) Pandipath; E) Pandimotta; F) Puthukudi; G) Urulanthanni; H) Vazhachal.

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    Centistidea albomarginata Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea albomarginata Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Centistidea crenulator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea crenulator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Centistidea glabrator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head and mesosoma (in part), in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum and metasoma (in part), in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea glabrator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Antennae; B) Metasoma, in dorsal view; C) Metasoma, in lateral view; D) Wings.

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    Centistidea lineator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea lineator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Centistidea mellapicalis Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea mellapicalis Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Antennae; B) Metasoma, in dorsal view; C) Metasoma, in lateral view; D) Wings.

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    Centistidea procarinator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea procarinator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Centistidea rugator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea rugator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Centistidea scutellator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Habitus, in lateral view; B) Head, in anterior view; C) Head, in dorsal view; D) Mesosoma, in dorsal view; E) Head and mesosoma, in lateral view; F) Propodeum, in dorsal view.

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    Centistidea scutellator Ranjith & van Achterberg sp. n., female, holotype; A) Metasoma, in dorsal view; B) Metasoma, in lateral view; C) Wings.

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    Distribution map of Centistidea species.

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