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Holepyris gaigherae Azevedo & van Noort

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Bethylidae; Subfamily: Epyrinae;  Genus: Holepyris)

Holepyris gaigherae Azevedo & van Noort, 2018. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Cousine Island, S4.35015 E55.64725, Seychelles.

Distribution

Seychelles (Cousine Island).

Biology

Unknown, but likely to be a parasitoid of beetle larvae (Coleoptera) feeding in concealed situations.

Reference

Azevedo CO & van Noort S. 2018. Flat wasp fauna from Cousine island, Seychelles, with description of a new species of Holepyris (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Atoll Research Bulletin 615: 1-12. http://opensi.si.edu/index.php/smithsonian/catalog/book/179

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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