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Afroserphus Masner

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

Afroserphus Masner, 1961. Type speciesAfroserphus bicornis Masner, 1961, by monotypy and original designation.

 

ClassificationIdentification keys

Afroserphus bicornis Masner, 1961
Afroserphus fisheri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort, 2018
Afroserphus masneri Buffington, Copeland & van Noort, 2018

Distribution

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia.

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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