A new species of the genus Copidosoma from Israel is described. Females of Copidosoma irjapitzini are close to C. scutellare, C. agrotis, and C. cuproviride. All four species have a similar thoracic sculpture, which is coarse on the mesoscutum and more or less striate on the scutellum, and a solid clava, obliquely trancate at apex. C. irjapitzini differs from C. agrotis in large size and from C. cuproviride, in black head and thorax. The type material is deposited at the collection of the Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology (Ukraine, Kiev); two paratypes, at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg).
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|State||Published - 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics