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Eucoilinae

Eucoiline wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

Afrodontaspis Weld, 1961

Afrostilba Benoit, 1956
Aganaspis Lin, 1987
Angustacorpa Quinlan, 1988

Bothrochacis Cameron, 1904.

Cothonaspis Hartig, 1840
Didyctium Riley, 1879
Ealata Quinlan, 1986
Endecameris Yoshimoto, 1963
Ganaspidium Weld, 1955
Ganaspis Förster, 1869
Garudella Buffington and Forshage, 2014
Gastraspis Lin, 1988
Gronotoma Förster, 1869
Hexacola Förster, 1869
Kleidotoma Westwood, 1833
Leptolamina Yoshimoto, 1962
Leptopilina Förster, 1869
Linoeucoila Lin, 1988
Micreriodes Yoshimoto, 1962
Muhaka Buffington & Copeland, 2015
Nanocthulhu Buffington, 2012
Nordlanderia Quinlan, 1986
Paradiglyphosema Lin, 1988
Rhoptromeris Förster, 1869

Stentorceps Quinlan, 1984

Trichoplasta Benoit, 1956

Trybliographa Förster, 1869
Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Endoparasitoids of larva and pupa of cyclorrhaphous Diptera.

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Notes on some New Zealand and Australian Parasitic Hymenoptera, with descriptions of new genera and new species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 25: 327–360.

Buffington, M.L. 2012. Description of Nanocthulhu lovecrafti, a preternatural new genus and species of Trichoplastini (Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 114(1): 5-15.

Buffington, ML & Copeland, R.S.  2015. Muhaka icipe, an enigmatic new genus and species of Kleidotomini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) from an East African coastal forest. Journal of Natural History 49: 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2015.1042411  

Buffington, ML & Forshage, M. 2014. The Description of Garudella Buffington and Forshage, New Genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 116 (3): 225-242.

Fontal-Cazalla, F. M., Buffington, M. L., Nordlander, G., Liljeblad, J., Ros-Farré, P., Nieves-Aldrey, J. L., Pujade-Villar, J. & Ronquist, F. 2002. Phylogeny of the Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Cladistics 18, 154–199.

Förster, A. 1869. Ueber die Gallwespen. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 19: 327-370.

Quinlan, J. 1986. A key to the Afrotropical genera of Eucoilidae (Hymenoptera), with a revision of certain genera. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology) 52, 243–366.

Quinlan, J. 1988. A revision of some Afrotropical genera of Eucoilidae (Hymenoptera). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology) 56, 171–229.

Ronquist, F. 1999. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of the Cynipoidea. Zoologica Scripta 28:139–164.

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

Yoshimoto, C.M. 1962. Insects of Micronesia, Hymenoptera: Eucoilinae (Cynipoidea). Insects of Micronesia 19: 89-107.

Yoshimoto, C.M. 1963. The genera Leptolamina and Maacynips, n. gen. from the Papuan subregion (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea, Eucoilinae) Pacific Insects 5: 513-517.

Credits

 

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2017. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org.za (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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