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Figitidae keys

Keys to figitid wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

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Figitidae Subfamilies      

Key to subfamilies of Figitidae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

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Anacharitinae Genera      

Key to Afrotropical genera of Anacharitinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

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Aspicerinae Genera      

Key to Afrotropical genera of Aspicerinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

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Aspicerinae Anacharoides species      

Key to world species of Anacharoides

 

(Buffington & van Noort, 2009)

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Charipinae Genera      

Key to Afrotropical genera of Charipinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

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Eucoilinae Genera      

Key to Afrotropical genera of Eucoilinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

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Eucoilinae Stentorceps species      

Key to world species of Stentorceps

 

(Nielson & Buffington, 2011)

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Figitinae Genera      

Key to Afrotropical genera of Figitinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2014)

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Figitinae Xyalophora species      

Key to Afrotropical species of Xyalophora

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2014)

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Pycnostigminae Genera and species      

Key to world genera and species of Pycnostigminae

 

(Buffington & van Noort, 2007)

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References

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2007. A world revision of Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 1392: 1-30

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2009. A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species. Zookeys 20: 245-274.

Nielsen, M. & Buffington, M. 2011. Redescription of Stentorceps Quinlan, 1984 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), with a description of five new species. African Entomology 19: 597613.

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2014. Review of Afrotropical Figitinae (Figitidae, Cynipoidea, Hymenoptera) with the first records of Neralsia and Lonchidia for the region. ZooKeys 453: 3769. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.453.8511

van Noort, S, Buffington, ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 494: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

Credits

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

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

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