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Trissevania Kieffer

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

Trissevania Kieffer, 1913. Type species: Trissevania anemotis Kieffer, 1913 by original designation and monotypy.

Classification

Trissevania anemotis Kieffer, 1913
Trissevania heatherae Mikó, Copeland, Balhoff, Yoder & Deans, 2014
Trissevania hugoi Mikó, Copeland, Balhoff, Yoder & Deans, 2014
Trissevania  mrimaensis Mikó, Copeland, Balhoff, Yoder & Deans, 2014
Trissevania  slideri Mikó, Copeland, Balhoff, Yoder & Deans, 2014

Distribution

Burundi, Kenya, Uganda.

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. Host species of cockroach (Blattodea) unknown.

References

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

Mikó I, Copeland RS, Balhoff JP, Yoder MJ, Deans AR 2014. Folding Wings like a Cockroach: A Review of Transverse Wing Folding Ensign Wasps (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae: Afrevania and Trissevania). PLoS ONE 9(5): e94056. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094056

Credits

Photographs © Robert Copeland (ICIPE, Nairobi).


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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