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Plectocynipine wasps of the world

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

Araucocynips Buffington & Nieves-Aldrey, 2011
  Pegascynips Brčthes, 1928
Plectocynips Díaz, 1976


Neotropical Region: temperate South America.


Associated with Aditrochus species (Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae: Ormocerinae) and unidentified hymenopterous gallers on Nothofagus spp. (Fagaceae).


Brčthes J. 1928. Nouveaux Hymenopteres parasites du Chili. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 31: 194–200.

Buffington ML, Nieves-Aldrey JL. 2011. Revision of Plectocynipinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with descriptions of a new genus and three new species from Chile. Proceedings of the Entomolological Society of Washington 113: 91-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.4289%2F0013-8797.113.2.91

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 1–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

Díaz, N.B. 1976. Estudio ecológico y sistematico de Cinipoideos Neotropicales I. (Hymenoptera). Plectocynips longicornis gen. et sp. n. Neotropica 22: 99–102.


Photographs © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).

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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