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e-ased.org, vol. 36, no. 1, pp.31-34, 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5635/ASED.2020.36.1.044

Eight Newly Recorded Species of the Genus Blacus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Blacinae) in Korea

Hye-Rin Lee1,*, S. A. Belokobylskij2, Deok-Seo Ku3, Bong-Kyu Byun4

Affiliation: 1Animal Recovery Team (Insects), Division of Restoration Research, National Institute of Ecology, Yeongyang 36531, Korea 2Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia 3 The Science Museum of Natural Enemies, Geochang 50147, Korea 4Department of Biological Science & Biotechnology, Hannam University, Daejeon 34430, Korea

Abstract: The genus Blacus Nees is cosmopolitan genus of the subfamily Blacinae. The members of genus Blacus endoparasites of colepterous larvae: Staphylinidae, Nitidulidae, Cryptophagidae, Scolytidae, Anobiidae, Curculionidae and Melyridae. Previously, 13 Korean species of the genus have been investigated by several researchers. In this study, eight species of the genus Blacus are reported for the first time from Korea: Blacus apaches Achterberg, B. chabarovi Belokobylskij, B. compressus Belokobylskij, B. fischeri Haeselbarth, B. interstitialis Ruthe, B. mamillanus Ruthe, B. robustus Haeselbarth, and B. ussuriensis Belokobylskij. Diagnosis and host records are given for each species.

Keyword: Blacus, Braconidae, Hymenoptera, new record, Korea