The Palaearctic species Caenopachys hartigii (Ratzeburg, 1848) has been collected in the National Park of Pollino (S Italy), which is the first exact confirmation for the Italian fauna. A brief nomenclatural history of the genus Caenopachys Foerster, 1862, is given, its status is discussed and it is elevated from synonymy. The type species is re-described and illustrated; a key to both West Palaearctic species is given, and some biological notes are added.

Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Doryctinae, Caenopachys, Dendrosoter, C. hartigii, new combination, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Europe, Morocco, West Palaearctic
Zoologische Mededelingen

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Mancini, D, Priore, R, Battaglia, D, & van Achterberg, C. (2003). Caenopachys hartigii (Ratzeburg) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) confirmed for Italy, with notes on the status of the genus Caenopachys Foerster. Zoologische Mededelingen, 77, 15-36, 459–470.