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Anacharoides Cameron

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

Anacharoides Cameron, 1904. Type species: Anacharoides striaticeps Cameron, 1904.

Identification keys

Anacharoides nicknacki Buffington & van Noort, 2009

Anacharoides pallida Quinlan, 1979

Anacharoides paragi Benoit, 1956

Anacharoides quadrus Quinlan, 1979


Anacharoides rufus Kieffer, 1912

Anacharoides striaticeps Cameron, 1904

Anacharoides stygius Benoit, 1956


Afrotropical region: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe. Palaearctic region: Canary Islands.

Photographs Alan Manson (Hilton).


First record of a host has been photographically captured by Alan Manson in November 2019 of an Anacharoides species attacking and ovipositing into a syrphid larva in Hilton (Kwazulu-Natal). See iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35650016


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.

Cameron, P. 1904. Descriptions of new genera and species of Hymenoptera from Dunbrody, Cape Colony. Records of the Albany Museum 1: 125-160.

Benoit, P.L.G. 1956. Figitidae - Aspicerinae nouveaux du Congo Belge. Revue Zool. Bot. afr. 53: 195-204.

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 Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS). Photographs of biology in action Alan Manson (Hilton).

  Next genus: Aspicera

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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