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Euceroptrinae

Euceroptrine wasps of the world

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

Euceroptres Ashmead, 1896

Distribution

Holarctic region; mostly Nearctic, with one recent specimen seen from Serbia (Buffington, pers. obsv.).

Biology

Parasitoids or inquilines of Andricus spp. (Cynipini) on Quercus spp.

References

Buffington, M. L., and J. Liljeblad 2008. The description of Euceroptrinae, a new subfamily of Figitidae (Hymenoptera), including a revision of Euceroptres Ashmead, 1896, and the description of a new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 17: 4456.

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 169. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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