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Author(s): Papp, J.
Title: Aphrastobracon antefurcalis (Szépl.) etiópikumi gyilkosfürkész Fiume (Jugoszlávia) környékéről (Hym., Braconidae)
Title: Aphrastobracon antefurcalis (Szépl.), an Ethiopian Braconid Species caught near Rijeka, Yugoslavia (Hym., Braconidae)
Year: 1972
Volume: 25
Pages: 307-311.

Abstract: On 15 August, 1966, an Aphrastobracon antefurcalis (Szépl.) female specimen was captured in a light trap near Rijeka, Yugoslavia. Hitherto this species was known only from Cameroons, West Central Africa. This id the first report of the occurence of an Aphrastobracon species in Europe. Presumably this interesting Ethiopian braconid species was introduced to the environment of Rijeka by a ship cargo from West Africa. The 29 Aphrasrobracon species are distributed in the Palearctic Region (1 species), in the Oriental Region (8 species), in the Notogaea (6 species), and in the Ethiopian Region (14 species) (Baltazar 1963, Tobias 1968, Watanabe 1950). Tobias (1968) was the first who have reported a new Aphrastobracon species (A. jacobsoni Tob.) from Lasakhstan (Soviet Middle Asia). Furthermore when I visited the Zoological Institute in Leningrad I was saw an Aphrastobracon specimen (being seen as a new species) caught by the Soviet-Mongol Zoological Expedition to Mongolia in 1967-1968. According to Tobias the genus Aphrastobracon is considered as a tertiary tropic relict in the fauna of Middle Asia.

Journal: Folia entomologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Folia ent. hung.
ISSN: 0373-9465
Publisher: ,
Editor(s): Papp, J.