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Quadrastichus Girault

Erythrina Gall Wasps

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eulophidae; Subfamily: Tetrastichinae)

Quadrastichus Girault 1913


Quadrastichus bardus Prinsloo & Kelly, 2009


Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim, 2004

Quadrastichus ingens Prinsloo & Kelly, 2009


Quadrastichus gallicola Prinsloo & Kelly, 2009

Quadrastichus leaf galls on Erythrina latissima (1) and  Erythrina lysistemon (2).
Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasitoids of Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Homoptera, or phytophagous gall formers.


Gates, M. & Delvare, G. 2008. A new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae), with a summary of African Eurytoma biology and species checklist. Zootaxa 175: 124.

Kim, I.-K., Delvare, G. & La Salle, J. 2004. A new species of Quadrastichus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a gall inducing pest on Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 13: 243249.

La Salle, J., Ramadan, M. & Kumashiro, B.R. 2009. A new parasitoid of the Erythrina Gall Wasp, Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Zootaxa 2083: 1926.

Prinsloo, G. L. & Kelly, J.A. 2009. The tetrastichine wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) associated with galls on Erythrina species (Fabaceae) in South Africa, with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 2083: 2745.


Photographs Charles Griffiths - Banner image (University of Cape Town) or Gerhard Prinsloo & Janine Kelly (1) or Stefan Neser (2) (ARC).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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