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Trichilogaster Mayr

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

Trichilogaster Mayr 1905. Type species: Trichilogaster maideni (Froggatt 1892).

Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae

 

Trichilogaster arabicus

Trichilogaster signiventris

Distribution

Afrotropical: Saudi Arabia and South Africa (introduced). Australasian: Australia

Biology

Phytophagous gall formers on Acacia species (Mimosoidea).

References

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

Dennill, G.B., Donnelly, D., Steward, K. & Impson, F.A.C. 1999. Insect agents used for the biological control of Australian Acacia species and Paraserianthes lophantha (Willd.) Nielsen (Fabaceae) in South Africa. African Entomology Memoir 1: 4554.

Dennill, G.B & Gordon, A.J. 1991. Trichilogaster sp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a potential biocontrol agent for the weed Acacia pycnantha (Fabaceae). Entomophaga 36: 295301.

Girault, A.A. 1931. A new habit in an old insect, Homo pudicus and new Eurytomidae. Girault, Brisbane.

Mayr, G. 1905. Hymenopterologische miszellen. IV. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 1905: 529-575.

Neser, O.C. & Prinsloo, G.L. 2005. Trichilogaster signiventris (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): a name for the bud-galling biocontrol agent of Acacia pycnantha in South Africa. In: Villet, M. H. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 15th Entomological Congress. 6061. Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Grahamstown.

Prinsloo, G.L. & Neser, O.C. 2007. Revision of the pteromalid wasp genus Trichilogaster Mayr (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): gall-inducers on Australian acacias. African Entomology 15: 161-184.

van Noort, S. & Picker, M. 2011. Wasps, Bees, Ants. Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera. Pp 140-146. In:  Picker, M. & Griffiths, C. (eds.) Alien & Invasive Animals. A South African perspective. Struik Nature.

Credits

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


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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