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Micrevania Benoit

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

Micrevania Benoit, 1952. Type species: Micrevania minuscula Benoit, 1952 by original designation.

Classification

  Micrevania albicoxa (Schulthess, 1918)
  Micrevania berlandi (Benoit, 1952)
  Micrevania difficilis Benoit, 1952
  Micrevania ivondroensis (Benoit, 1952)
  Micrevania microphthalma (Benoit, 1952)
  Micrevania minuscula (Benoit, 1952)
  Micrevania scintilla (Benoit, 1952)
  Micrevania seyrigi (Benoit, 1952)

Distribution

Madagascar.

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. 1952. Les Evaniidae Malagaches (Hym-Terebr). Mémoires de l’Institut Scientifique de Madagascar, Série E 1: 165-179.

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

Schulthess, A. von. 1918. Neue Hymenopteren aus Madagaskar, gesammelt von Dr. K. Friedrichs. Neue Beiträge zur systematische Insektenkunde 1: 97-101.

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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