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Tanaostigmodes tambotis Prinsloo & LaSalle

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

Tanaostigmodes tambotis Prinsloo & LaSalle 1995. Holotype: Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria. Type Locality: South Africa.

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Distribution

 Namibia, South Africa.

Biology

Gregarious phytophagous gall formers on Spirostachys africana (Tamboti) (Euphorbiaceae).

Reference

Prinsloo, G.L. and LaSalle, J. 1995. A new species of tanaostigmatid (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from South Africa, that forms galls on tamboti. African Entomology 3: 7-11.

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. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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