The monotypic subfamily Oxytorinae is recorded for the first time from South America. Oxytorus peruvianus sp. n. from a Peruvian premontane rain forest is described and illustrated. Information on the habitat and phenology of the new species is reported.
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We are grateful to Dr. E. Ruíz-Cancino (Insect Collection UAT, Tamulipas, Mexico), Dr. R. Zuñiga and M. Solís (IN-Bio, Costa Rica), Dr. D. Wahl (American Entomological Institute, Gainesville, USA) for permitting to study type material during visits in their institutions. We also express our sincere gratitude to Dr. I. Sääksjärvi (University of Turku, Finland) for his help in taking layered digital pictures of species habitus. This paper was supported by project A/013484/07 from Agencia Española de Co-operación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, Spain). A research visit made by the second author to the Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina (Lima, Peru), was supported by a grant from University of Alicante (Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales y Cooperación, Programa Propio para el Fomento de las Relaciones Institucionales, 2010), Spain.
- new species
- parasitoid wasp