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Eupelmus spermophilus Silvestri

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eupelmidae; Subfamily: Eupelminae; Genus: Eupelmus)

Eupelmus spermophilus Silvestri, 1915. Holotype in Portici. Type locality: Nefasit, Eritrea.


Female


Male

Distribution

Eritrea, South Africa.

Biology

Seed predator of Olea europea africana = Olea europea cuspidata. Associated with Eurytoma olea Silvestri, 1915.

References

Gibson, G.A.P. 1995. Parasitic wasps of the subfamily Eupelminae: classification and revision of world genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International 5: 1-421.

Silvestri, F.1915. Contributo all conoscenza degli insetti dell'olivo dell'Eritrea e dell'Africa meridionalei. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici 9: 240-334.

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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