A new species of the genus Apanteles Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India
Apanteles indica sp. Nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a new species, has been described from India. The above species is parasitic on Geometrid Lepidopterous larva (Lepidoptera: Syntomidae). According to the key of Wilkinson (1928) Apanteles indica sp. Nov. runs close to Apanteles chilocida Viereck. by having Thorax compressed dorsoventrally, Areola absent. This species also runs close to the Exulonyx camma (Wilkinson) by propodeal carinae and tergite –III smooth. However, it differs from the above species by Propodeum, Tergite first, ovipositor and ovipositor sheath, terminal antennal segment and flagellar formula.