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Abstract

Synopsis of Nearctic Azotinae (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae).

Abstract

The taxonomy and nomenclature of species of Azotinae reported from the Nearctic Region are discussed. Those with hosts of economic importance were Ablerus clisiocampae from Malacosoma americanum in Florida; Azotus atomon from Chionaspis pinifoliae on Pinus austriaca [P. nigra var. nigra] in Spain; A. perspeciosus (for which a lectotype is designated) from Pseudaulacaspis pentagona in Japan and from Chrysomphalus aonidum in China; A. americanus, which is transferred from Ablerus and was reared from Diaspidiotus uvae on grapevine in Washington, D.C.; and Azotus dozieri, a new name because of homonymity with A. americanus, and which is recorded both as a parasite of Quadraspidiotus perniciosus and as a possible parasite of Prospaltella perniciosi [Encarsia perniciosi].