First amber fossil Rhysipolini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a new genus and species in Early Eocene Cambay amber
Jaime Ortega-Blanco, Hukam Singh, Michael S. Engel
|Citation||ORTEGA-BLANCO, Jaime, SINGH, Hukam a ENGEL, Michael S.. First amber fossil Rhysipolini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a new genus and species in Early Eocene Cambay amber. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 52(2), 585-594. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/52-2/first-amber-fossil-rhysipolini-hymenoptera-braconidae-a-new-genus-and-species-in-early-eocene-cambay-amber|
A new genus and species of fossil braconid wasps (Ichneumonoidea: Braconidae) are described and figured from Early Eocene (Ypresian) Cambay amber (Gujarat, India). Trichelyon tadkeshwarense Ortega-Blanco & Engel gen. et sp. nov. is described from two females belonging to the Rhysipolini (Exothecinae), a tribe of considerable complexity and debatable classificatory placement, and representing the first, definitive fossils for this lineage of Braconidae. The fossils are compared with modern rhysipoline diversity and the complexity of the tribe is briefly discussed.