New distributional records for Khamul Gates, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) from Brazil




Chalcidoidea, extention of geograp´hic range, Neotropical Region


Khamul Gates, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a small genus poorly represented in entomological collections, is widely distributed in the Neotropical region, occurring mainly in tropical forests. This study reports the expansion of the geographic distribution of Khamul erwini Gates, 2008 to the state of Amazonas and Khamul lanceolatus Gates, 2008 to the states of Goiás and Minas Gerais, Brazil. These new records are an important contribution to understanding the distribution patterns of Khamul species in Brazil. In addition, illustrations and maps of geographic distribution of the studied species are provided based on new records and data from the literature.


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Perioto, N. W., & Lara, R. I. R. (2024). New distributional records for Khamul Gates, 2008 (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) from Brazil. Entomological Communications, 6, ec06010.



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