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The encyrtid genus Allocerellus Silvestri (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), parasitoids of mealybugs (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae)

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The Encyrtidae genus Allocerellus Silvestri is reviewed and keys for the separation of males and females of the 12 known species are provided. The males of A. vittatus Annecke & Mynhardt and A. hortensis Annecke & Mynhardt are described for the first time and the following four species are described from South Africa as new: ater, curtus, mimus and notatus. New information on hosts and distribution is provided for all but two of the previously known species.

Affiliations: 1: G. L. Prinsloo, National Collection of Insects, Biosystematics Division, Plant Protection Research Institute, Private Bag X 134, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa


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