Check List 13(4): 71-74, doi: 10.15560/13.4.71
Spalangia leiopleura Gibson, 2009 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): first record from Brazil
expand article infoBarbara S Juliato, Matheus A Siqueira, Valmir A Costa
‡ Instituto Biológico, Centro Experimental Central do Instituto Biológico, Campinas, Brazil
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Spalangia leiopleura Gibson, 2009 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is reported for the first time from Brazil. One female was collected using a Möricke trap at the Reserva Biológica do Jaíba, municipality of Matias Cardoso, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 19–22 May 2015. This species was previously known only from North America, between about 40° N in USA to Tamaulipas state in northern Mexico. Thus, our new record extends the known distribution of S. leiopleura southward about 7,300 km, and represents a new national record for Brazil and a new record for South America and the Neotropical Region.
Biodiversity; Chalcidoidea; Spalangiinae