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Amphithectus areolatus (Hartig)

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

Sarothrus areolatus Hartig, 1840. Lectotype in Lund (MZLU). Type locality: ?

Amphithectus Dahlbohmii Hartig, 1840.

Amphitectus Dahlbomi Giraud, 1860 (emendation of species name, later considered to be in prevailing usage).
Figites piceus Dahlbom, 1842 (nomen nudum).
Melanips fumipennis Giraud, 1860.


Palaearctic: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England) (Forshage & Nordlander, 2018).


Parasitoid of Botanophila gnava (Meigen, 1826) and B. sonchi (Hardy, 1872) (Anthomyiidae; in
many publications cited as Chorthophila, Phorbia or Pegohylomyia) in Lactuca and Sonchus flowerheads (Harwood, 1919; Wille, 1930; Blair, 1946; Fergusson, 1986; Kńhlert, 1990;
Forshage & Nordlander, 2018).


Forshage, M & Nordlander, G. 2018. The identity of figitid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) of anthomyiid flies in conifer cones. European Journal of Entomology 115: 104-111.

Mata-Casanova, N., Selfa, J., Pujade-Villar, J. 2018. The true identity of Amphithectus austriacus (Tavares, 1928): junior synonym of Amphithectus opacus (Thomson, 1862) n. comb. ButlletÝ de la Instituciˇ Catalana d'Hist˛ria Natural 82: 137-139.


Photographs ę Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History).

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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