• 1 Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 404 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge United States of America
  • 2 Institute of Ecology & Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology Ha Noi Vietnam
  • 3 Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA University of Kentucky Kentucky United States of America
  • 4 Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA University of Illinois Urbana United States of America
Zookeys, 2020;971:1-15.
PMID: 33061770 DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.971.56571


For the first time in 21 years, a new genus of cardiochiline braconid wasp, Orientocardiochiles Kang & Long, gen. nov. (type species Orientocardiochiles joeburrowi Kang, sp. nov.), is discovered and described. This genus represents the ninth genus in the Oriental region. Two new species (O. joeburrowi Kang, sp. nov. and O. nigrofasciatus Long, sp. nov.) are described and illustrated, and a key to species of the genus, with detailed images, is added. Diagnostic characters of the new genus are analyzed and compared with several other cardiochiline genera to allow the genus to key out properly using an existing generic treatment. The scientific names validated by this paper and morphological data obtained from this project will be utilized and tested in the upcoming genus-level revision of the subfamily based on combined morphological and molecular data.

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