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Afroserphus masneri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort

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

Afroserphus masneri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort, 2018. Holotype in: National Museum of Kenya (NMKE). Type locality: Tsavo East Nat. Park, 0238.51'S 3821.98'E, Athi River, Kenya.


Holotype female (NMKE)

 

Photographs Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington).


Paratype female (NMKE)

 

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)


Paratype female (SAMC)

 

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)


Paratype male (NMKE)

Photographs Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington).


Probably a female of A. masneri (South Africa, NMSA). Originally assigned to A. bicornis (Kolyada & Mostovski, 2007).

Afroserphus_bicornis_copyright_Victor_Kolyada

Photographs Victor Kolyada (Zoological Museum of Moscow University)


Distribution

Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia.

Habitat photos of where Afroserphus masneri specimens were collected in Kenya. 1, Funzi Island 6m Malaise trap. 2, Kibwesi Forest Malaise trap. 3, Kasalala Forest (wet season) malaise trap. 4, Kasalala Forest (dry season) malaise trap. 5, Lolldaiga Forest Malaise trap. 6, Ukasi Hill Malaise trap. Photographs Bob Copeland (ICIPE).

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 Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Victor Kolyada (Zoological Museum of Moscow University) or Matt Buffington (USDA, Washington) or Bob Copeland (ICIPE). 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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