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Thrasorinae

Thrasorinae wasps of the world

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

  Cicatrix Paretas-Martinez, 2011 (Indo-Australasian)
Myrtopsen Rübsaamen, 1908 (Nearctic, Neotropical)
  Palmiriella Pujade-Villar & Paretas-Martinez, 2011 (Indo-Australasian)
Scutimica Ros-Farré, 2007 (Neotropical)
Thrasorus Weld, 1944 (Indo-Australasian)

Distribution

Fragmented: Indo-Australasian Region (Thrasorus, Palmiriella, Cicatrix); Nearctic Region (Myrtopsen); Neotropical Region (Myrtopsen, Scutimica).

Biology

In most cases unknown, but presumably associated with galls. Myrtopsen is a primary parasitoid of Tanaostigmatidae (Chalcidoidea) on Malvaceae and Fabaceae (Buffington et al., 2012).

References

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

Paretas-Martínez, J., Restrepo-Ortiz C., Buffington, M. L. and Pujade-Villar, J. 2011. Systematics of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae) with descriptions of Mikeiinae, new subfamily, two new genera, and three new species. ZooKeys 108: 21-48. 10.3897/zookeys.108.829. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.108.829

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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