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Afroserphus bicornis Masner

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Proctotrupoidea; Family: Proctotrupidae; Subfamily: Proctotrupinae; Genus: Afroserphus)

Afroserphus bicornis Masner, 1961. Holotype in: Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren (RMCA). Type locality: Katanga Province, Lusinga, Upemba National Park, 1760m (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Holotype male (MRAC)

Non-type female (NMKE)

Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_habitus_dorsal Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_habitus_lateral
Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_head_frontal Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_head_antennae_frontal
Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_head_mesosoma_dorsal Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_head_mesosoma_lateral
Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_mesosoma_lateral Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_scutellum_propodeum_dorso-posterior
Afroserphus_bicronis_CCDB-08672_NMK_wings Afroserphus_bicornis_CCDB-08672_NMK_labels


Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya.





Buffington ML, Copeland RS, van Noort S. 2018. Revision of Afroserphus Masner (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) with the description of two new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120: 687-707. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.120.4.687

Johnson, N.F. 1992. Catalog of world Proctotrupoidea excluding Platygastridae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 51: 1-825.

Kolyada, V. A., & Mostovski M.B. 2007On a putative Gondwanan relic Afroserphus bicornis Masner (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae), with a description of the hitherto unknown female. African Invertebrates 48(2): 261-265.

Masner, L. 1961.  Proctotrupidae. Key to the genera of the world (Hymenoptera Proctotrupoidea). Exploration Parc National de l' Upemba Mission G. F. de Witte 1946-1949  60(4): 37-47.

Townes, H. K. & M. Townes. 1981. A revision of the Serphidae (Hymenoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 32: 1-541.


Photographs of holotype Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington). Photographs of non-type and map illustration  Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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