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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2011, Article ID 391796, 6 pages
Research Article

A Revision of Oriental Species of Psilocera Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) with Descriptions of Two New Species from Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Kozhikode 673 006, Kerala, India

Received 24 January 2011; Accepted 15 March 2011

Academic Editor: M. Cucco

Copyright © 2011 P. M. Sureshan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Oriental species of Psilocera Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) is revised, and two new species, namely, P. namdaphaensis sp.nov. and P. intermedia sp.nov. are described from Arunachal Pradesh, India. The affinities of the new species with the other known species are discussed. Systematic account of the Oriental species of Psilocera and a key to separate them are also provided.