Description of a new species of Umairia Hayat (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) with additional distribution records of aphelinids from India

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Sagadai Manickavasagam
Chakaravarthy Menakadev
Mani Ayyamperumal


A new species, Umairia chidambaramensis Manickavasagam & Ayyamperumal, is described from Tamil Nadu, India.  A key to the known species of Umairia Hayat is given, and additional distribution records of 10 species of aphelinids from India are also reported.


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Sagadai Manickavasagam, Parasitoid Taxonomy and Biocontrol Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu 608002, India

Professor of Entomology


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