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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.

Distribution

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

Biology

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).

References

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.

Credits

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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