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Austroterobiinae Bouček

Austroterobiine wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

Austroterobiinae Bouček, 1988: 368. Type genus: Austroterobia Girault, 1938.

Classification

Austroterobia Girault, 1938
Teasienna Heydon, 2004

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Parasitoids of giant scales, especially Icerya Signoret (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae), some of which are important agricultural pests (Mitroiu 2017).

References

Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea, a biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. 832 pp.

Gibson A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea (pp. 570-655). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., van Noort, S., George, J. & Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12006

Heydon, S.L. 2004. A new genus of Austroterobiinae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). In: Rajmohana, K., Sudheer, K., Girish Kumar, P. & Santhosh, S. (Eds.), Perspectives on biosystematics and biodiversity. Prof. T. C. Narendran commemoration volume. Systematic Entomology Research Scholars Association (SERSA), Kerala, pp. 184–186.

Mitroiu, M-D. 2017. Revision of world Austroterobiinae and Parasaphodinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae), parasitoids of giant scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae). Zootaxa 4301 (1): 1-63, DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4301.1.1

Credits

Photographs © Mircea-Dan Mitriou (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania).


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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