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Tylosema Kieffer

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

Tylosema Kieffer 1905. Type species:Tylosema nigerrimum Kieffer 1905. Holotype in Musee Natural d' Historie, Paris 

ClassificationIdentification Key

Tylosema dayae Buffington & van Noort, 2007

Tylosema nigerrimum Kieffer, 1905

Tylosema ronquisti Buffington & van Noort, 2007


Algeria, South Africa (Western Cape and Northern Cape Provinces).





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

Kieffer, J.J. 1905. Description de quelques Hyménoptères exotiques. Bulletin de la Societé Histoires Naturelles de Metz, 24, 85-114.


Photographs of Tylosemna nigerrimum © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS); photographs of Tylosema dayae and T. ronquisti and map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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