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Qwaqwaia Liljeblad, Nieves-Aldrey & Melika

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea;  Family: Cynipidae; Subfamily: Cynipinae; Genus: Qwaqwaia)

Qwaqwaia Liljeblad, Nieves-Aldrey & Melika, 2011. Type speciesQwaqwaia scolopiae Liljeblad, Nieves-Aldrey & Melika

Qwaqwaia scolopiae Liljeblad, Nieves-Aldrey & Melika

Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Gall inducer on Scolopia mundii (Salicaceae), a woody plant of the eudicot subclass Rosidae.

References

Liljeblad, J., Nieves-Aldrey, J.L., Neser, S. & Melika, G. 2011. Adding another piece to the cynipoid puzzle: the description of a new tribe, genus and species of gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) endemic to The Republic of South Africa. Zootaxa 2806: 3552.

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 493: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

Credits

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

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.


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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