Clarification of the author and year of publication of Cotesia chilonis, a species used widely for biological control of Chilo stem borers.

Fernández-Triana, J.L., Noyes, J.S., Polaszek, A., and Yu, D.S.K. (2015). "Clarification of the author and year of publication of Cotesia chilonis, a species used widely for biological control of Chilo stem borers.", Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 45, pp. 113-123. doi : 10.3897/JHR.45.5274  Access to full text

Abstract

Cotesia chilonis (Munakata, 1912) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) is a species used widely for biological control of several species of Chilo (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) stem borers. The genus name, species author and year of publication associated with this parasitoid wasp species have varied historically. Based on the available evidence, a complete account of the history and nomenclatural acts associated with C. chilonis is presented, the different alternatives are weighed and discussed, and what is considered as the best alternative is proposed. It is expected that this paper will contribute to clarity and stability in the use of this species name, author and year.

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