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Anacharoides quadrus Quinlan

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea; Family: Figitidae; Subfamily: Aspicerinae; Genus: Anacharoides)

Anacharoides quadrus Quinlan, 1979. Holotype: Africa Museum, Tervuren (MRAC) Type localityRwanda.

Anacharoides astrida Quinlan, 1979. Holotype: Africa Museum, Tervuren (MRAC) Type localityRwanda. (Synonymy by Buffington & van Noort, 2009).


Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.




Most similar to A. paragi, but distinguished by the number of antero-admedial signum struts (2 in A. paragi, 3 or more in A. quadrus), by the relative length of F1 of the female antenna (1.5 length of F2 in A. quadrus; nearly 2 length of F2 in A. paragi), and by the shape and sculpturing of the mesoscutellar fovea (anteriorly triangular and with more horizontal striae in A. quadrus, anteriorly rounded and mostly smooth in A. paragi). Distinguished from all other Anacharoides by the sculpture of the mesoscutum (shagreened in A. pallida, strigate in A. stygius, rugose in A. nicknacki and A. striaticeps).


Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2009. A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species. Zookeys 20: 245-274.

Quinlan, J. 1979. A revisionary classification of the Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) of the Ethiopian Zoogeographical Region. Aspicerinae (Figitidae) and Oberthuerellinae (Liopteridae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 39: 85-133.


Photographs by Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS)


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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