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Tylosema ronquisti Buffington & van Noort

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

Tylosema ronquisti Buffington & van Noort 2007. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum. Type LocalityWestern Cape Province. Langberg Farm, (3km 270o W Langebaanweg), 32o58.461S 18o07.344E



South Africa: Western Cape Province: Langberg Farm.




Separated from T. dayae by having rugulose sculpture around lateral and posterior margins (entirely smooth in T. dayae), and the disk of the scutellum possessing a distinct posterior margin bounded by a carina (no carina in T. dayae); separated from T. nigerrimum by having a smoother lateral aspect of pronotum (areolate and rugulose in T. nigerrimum).


Named in honour of Fredrik Ronquist (Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA).


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


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), first published in Zootaxa 1392.

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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