Background The tribe Centistini includes three genera, Allurus, Centistes and Centistoides (Stigenberg et al. 2015). They are solitary endoparasitoids of adults and final instar larvae of beetles from the family Curculionidae (Jackson 1920, Aeschlimann 1980, Tobias 1986) New information In this paper we present a key, molecular data (standard DNA barcode, CO1) and images of the two species of Allurus occurring in the Western Palaearctic. A third Oriental species described from China (Taiwan) is also included in the key. Allurus is a Holarctic genus with three known species (A. choui, A. lituratus, A. muricatus). Our sequence data confirms that A. muricatus and A. lituratus are two distinct and separate species and this paper points out good and easy characters to separate them.

Braconidae, Euphorinae, Allurus, parasitic wasp, DNA
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Stigenberg, J, & van Achterberg, K. (2016). Review of the Palaearctic (and Oriental) Allurus (Braconidae, Euphorinae) based on material from Sweden. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4(e7853), 1–13. doi:10.3897/BDJ.4.e7853