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Afroserphus fisheri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort

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

Afroserphus fisheri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort, 2018. Holotype in California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (CASC). Type locality: Toliara Auto. Prov., nr. research station, parcel I, dry deciduous forest, 165m, 2341.19'S 4435.46'E, Bezaha Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar.


Holotype male (CASC)

 

 

Photographs Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington).


Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Unknown.

References

 

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.

Credits

Photographs Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington). Map illustration  Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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