Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión On-line ISSN 2007-8706
RODRIGUEZ-VELEZ, Beatriz et al. Diversity of parasitoid wasps of the family Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in the tropical dry forest of San Buenaventura, Jalisco, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.3, pp.836-843. ISSN 2007-8706.
Results of a faunistic study of the parasitoid wasps of the family Encyrtidae of the tropical dry forest of San Buenaventura, Jalisco, Mexico are presented. The study was carried out from November 1996 to October 1997. Collecting technique was Malaise trapping. Collections were carried out during 5 days of every month. A total of 61 species, 30 genera, 13 tribes and 2 subfamilies were recorded. The subfamily with the largest number of species was Encyrtinae with 22 genera and 44 species, followed by Tetracneminae with 8 genera and 17 species. The genus with the largest number of species was Metaphycus with 11. Species had low abundance. Species richness and abundance varied with time, with the highest values recorded in the rainy season. The fauna of San Buenaventura, Jalisco was most similar to that of Huautla, Morelos, than to that of San Javier, Sonora and Huatulco, Oaxaca, all of them previously studied.
Palabras llave : richness; abundance; phenology.