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Classification and checklist of Afrotropical proctotrupid wasps

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


    • Genus Afroserphus Masner 1961

    • Genus Exallonyx Kieffer 1904 

      • Exallonyx alticola Kieffer 1913 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa)

      • Exallonyx kenyensis Townes & Townes 1981 (Kenya)

      • Exallonyx leptocorsa Townes & Townes 1981 (Kenya, South Africa)

      • Exallonyx nimius Townes & Townes 1981 (Madagascar)

      • Exallonyx parvus Risbec 1950 (Kenya, South Africa)

      • Exallonyx subteres Townes & Townes 1981 (South Africa)

      • Exallonyx seyrigi Risbec 1950 (Madagascar)

      • Exallonyx townesi Kolyada 2004 (South Africa)

      • Exallonyx trifoveatus Kieffer 1904 (South Africa [Worldwide])


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

Kieffer, J. J. 1904. Nouveaux proctotrypides myrmécophiles. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Metz 23: 31-58.

Kieffer, J. J. 1913. Proctotrupidae, Cynipidae et Evaniidae. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911-1912). Resultats scientifiques. Hymenoptera 1: 1-35

Kolyada, V.A., Mostovski, M.B., & Brothers, D.J. 2004. New data on proctotrupid wasp genus Exallonyx Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) from South Africa, with description of a new species and new synonymy. African Invertebrates. 45: 237-248.

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.

Masner, L. 1993. Superfamily Proctotrupoidea (pp. 537-557). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Notton D. G. 2007. A catalogue of types of the smaller taxa of Proctotrupoidea (Hymenoptera) in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, with notes on the history of the insect
collection of L. A. G. Bosc d’Antic. Zoosystema 29: 457-470.

Risbec, J. 1950. Contribution a l'etude des Proctotrupidae (Serphiidae). Proctotrupides de la Section technique d'Agriculture tropicale (A.O.F.) et Proctotrupides du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle (Afrique et Colonies francaises). Travaux du Laboratoire d'Entomologie du Secteur So No. 1- 639.

Sharkey, M., 2007. Phylogeny and classification of Hymenoptera.
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Sharkey, M. J., Carpenter, J. M., Vilhelmsen, L., Heraty, J., Liljeblad, J., Dowling, A. P.G., Schulmeister, S., Murray, D., Deans, A. R., Ronquist, F., Krogmann, L. and Wheeler, W. C. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera. Cladistics 28: 80–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00366.x

Sundholm, A. 1970. Hymenoptera. Proctotrupidae. In: Hanstrom, B, Brink, P. & Rudebeck, G. (eds.) South African Animal Life. Lund: Berlingska Boktryckeriet 14: 306-401.

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


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of Cape Town).

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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