A new enigmatic genus of the ctenopelmatine Darwin wasp (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) discovered from Thai mountains


A new record of Coelichneumon rufofemoratus (Cameron, 1903) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from Eastern Himalayas, with a checklist of all the species of the genus from the Oriental region. It is pretty clear that most of the records of Coelichneumon species in Asia are from the Himalayan Region, and many of them discovered or reported from tea gardens.

Leptogenys grohli Hamer et al., 2024, a new species of ant discovered from Hong Kong and named after Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. L. binghamii Forel, 1900 and  L. diminuta (Smith, 1857) recorded from overgrown tea plantation

New sampling site established in Hong Kong

Descriptions of Three New Species of the Genus Acerataspis Uchida, 1934 (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Metopiinae), with an Illustrated Identification Key to Extant Species

Effects of cover crops on beetle assemblages in tea plantations

Beetles are visible members of food webs in tea plantations, with high species richness and abundance. Many tea pests, as well as natural enemies, are members of this order, so a knowledge of how groundcovers affect beetles can aid pest management. We collected beetles in a replicated field experiment in the Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China. 

Read more in Chen et al. 2021: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105783  

New Species!

We are happy to let you know two new species of Darwin wasps discovered in natural habitats with Wild Tea in understory. Drepanoctonus rimdahli from Northern Thailand named after Kenneth Riemdahl, and D. chamagudao after the Great Tea Road of Yunnan Province of China.

Read more in Liu et al. 2021: https://jhr.pensoft.net/article/66400/

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