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Stentorceps zuparkoi Nielsen & Buffington

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

Stentorceps weedlei Nielsen & Buffington, 2011. Type in: California Academy of Sciences (CASC).

ClassificationFigitidae keysCynipoidea keys

Diagnosis Differs from most other species of Stentorceps by its small, parallel-sided corniculum. Very similar to S. weedlei, but lacks the small spine found on the clypeal medial protuberance as well
as possessing thinner pyriform protuberances.
Etymology Named in honour of Dr Robert Zuparko (California Academy of Science) who diligently sorted thousands of figitids from Malaise trap samples taken in Madagascar.
Holotype Name registration. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act: DDC5AF00-DE53-4FDF-8A20-4D9E02F85F46.
urn:lsid:biosci.ohio-state.edu:osuc_concepts: 271837

Holotype, female: MADAGASCAR: Toliara Auto. Province: 14.6 km (329°) NNW Amboasary, Mandrare River, Bealoka Forest, gallery forest, BLF5313, Berenty Private Reserve, 24°57’25”S 46°16’17”E, 35 m, 3.ii–8.ii.2002, malaise trap, Fisher, Griswold et al., USNM ENT00655739 (deposited in CASC).
Distribution Madagascar, South Africa.

Link to distribution map. http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=271837




Nielsen, M. & Buffington, M. 2011. Redescription of Stentorceps Quinlan, 1984 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), with a description of five new species. African Entomology 19: 597–613.

Quinlan, J. 1984. Stentorceps, a remarkable new genus of eucoilid (Hymenoptera) from Africa. Systematic Entomology 9: 479–485. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub: B28A151C-9622-4EAD-9C5C-B1D5668C9DB7.



Photographs © Nielsen & Buffington.

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

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