New record of the genus Discoelius Latreille (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Kerala

Authors

  • Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673006
  • Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673006
  • Western Ghats Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673006

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i2/2018/119058

Keywords:

Discoelius vasukii, Eumeninae, Ethology, Kerala, New Record

Abstract

The genus Discoelius is reported here for the first time from Kerala with the species, D. vasukii Pannure and Carpenter, 2017. Symbiotic association with mites is observed and a key to species of India and an updated checklist of Oriental species are also provided.

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Published

2018-06-17

How to Cite

Kumar, P. G., Sureshan, P. M., & Manju, P. (2018). New record of the genus Discoelius Latreille (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Kerala. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(2), 208–211. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i2/2018/119058

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