Aleiodes Gaga
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Aleiodes Gaga

Aleiodes gaga
Scientific classification
A. gaga
Binomial name
Aleiodes gaga
Quicke & Butcher, 2012

Aleiodes gaga is a species of parasitoid wasp belonging to the family Braconidae. It was first described by Donald Quicke and Buntika Butcher in 2012 after a single individual was discovered in the Chae Son National Park in Thailand. The species is named after Lady Gaga. This species is one of 179 species identified by the first "turbo-taxonomic" search of DNA barcoding of cytochrome oxidase I (COI).

See also


  • D. Wheeler, Quentin (September 16, 2012). "New to Nature No 84: Aleiodes gaga". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2013.
  • Butcher, Buntika Areekul; et al. (2012). "A turbo-taxonomic study of Thai Aleiodes (Aleiodes) and Aleiodes (Arcaleiodes)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) based largely on COI barcoded specimens, with rapid descriptions of 179 new species" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3457: 1-232.

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