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Eurytoma aloineae (Burks)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eurytomidae; Genus: Eurytoma)

Eurytoma aloineae (Burks, 1958).

Male. Photograph Hamish Robertson (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Female. Photograph Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


South Africa.


Seed predator of Aloe ferox (Prinsloo, 1980) and probably other Aloe species.

Reared from Aloe pretoriensis infructescences (van den Bosch et al 2019).


Bouček, Z. 1983. On Buresium, Masneroma (n. gen.) and some other Eurytomidae (Hymenoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica 14: 186-194. doi:10.1163/187631283X00065

Burks, B.D. 1958. A new Bruchophagus from liliaceous plant with a host plant list for the genus (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 59: 273-277.

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.

Lotfalizadeh, H., Delvare, G., & Rasplus, J.-Y. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of Eurytominae (Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) based on morphological characters. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 151, 441510.

Prinsloo, G.L. 1980. Annotated records of economically important Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) from South Africa. I. Phytophylactica 12, 159163.

van den Bosch K, van Noort S & Cron GV.  2019. Predation of fruit and seed of Aloe pretoriensis a little known effect on reproductive output. Austral Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12705


Photographs Hamish Robertson or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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