Cristina Vasilița 0000-0003-0140-3859
Lars Krogmann 0000-0002-3724-1735
Date of this Version
Awad J, Vasilița C, Krogmann L. 2021. The rare beetle egg parasitoid Platystasius transversus (Thomson) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Sceliotrachelinae), a new genus and species record for Germany. Insecta Mundi 0886: 1–5.
Platystasius transversus (Thomson) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) is a rarely collected egg parasitoid of Leptura aurulenta Fabricius (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Four female specimens were found in Germany, a new country record for the genus and species. Illustrations, DNA barcodes, and an updated distribution are provided. We review its taxonomic history, biology, and ecological associations.