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Hemadinae van Noort, Burks, Mitroiu & Rasplus

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

Hemadinae van Noort, Burks, Mitroiu & Rasplus, 2024. Type genus: Hemadas Crawford, 1909.

 

Hemadas Crawford, 1909

Distribution

Nearctic (Canada, USA).

Biology

Hemadas nubilipennis (Ashmead) is a primary gall former on Vaccinium angustifolium (Ericaceae) (McAlister and Anderson, 1932; Shorthouse et al., 1986; 1990; macKay, 1989; West and Shorthouse, 1989). Hemadas is commonly known as the Blueberry stem gall wasp. Attacked by at least three parasitoid wasps: Ormyrus vacciniicola, Eurytoma solenozophaeriae and Sycophila vacciniicola (latter both Eurytomidae) (Isaacs et al., 2020).

References

Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) a biosystematic revision of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. C.A.B. International, Wallingford.

Mayr, G. 1905. Hymenopterologische miszellen. IV. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 1905: 529-575. van Noort S, Mitroiu M-D, Burks R, Gibson G, Hanson P, Heraty J, Janšta P, Cruaud A, Rasplus J-Y. In press. Redefining Ormyridae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with establishment of subfamilies and description of new genera. Systematic Entomology

Credits

Photographs and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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