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Brachygaster Leach

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

Brachygaster Leach, 1815. Type species: Evania munuta Oliver, 1815 by monotypy {see Muesebeck and Walkley (1956); by original designation according to Enderlein (1909)}.

Classification

  Brachygaster aethiopicus Magretti, 1908
  Brachygaster bidentata Kieffer, 1911
  Brachygaster globiceps Benoit, 1953
  Brachygaster notauliferus Benoit, 1953

Distribution

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Predators of cockroach eggs. Evaniids oviposit into the concealed egg cases (ootheca) and the larvae feed on the eggs and pupate inside the ootheca.

References

Benoit, PLG. 1953. Trois nouveaux Evaniidae du Congo Belge (Hymen). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 48: 257-260.

Deans AR, Yoder MJ, Dole K. 2019. Evanioidea Online - catalog of information about evanioid wasps (Hymenoptera). http://evanioidea.info

Kieffer, J. J. 1911. Diagnoses de nouveaux Evaniides (Hym). Bulletin de la Société d'entomologique de France 1911: 303-305.

Leach, WE. 1815. Entomology. Pp. 57-172 in: The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. D. Brewster (ed.) Vol. 9. Edinburgh, U.K.

Magretti, P. 1908. Collections recueillies par M le Baron Maurice de Rothschild dans l’Afrique orientale. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle 14: 187-190.

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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