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Sclerogibba talpiformis Benoit

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Sclerogibbidae; Genus: Sclerogibba)

Mystrocnemis berlandi Benoit 1950. Holotype in ?. Type locality: Komi, (Sakuru) Congo. Paratype: in Museum National d'Histoire Naturellle, Paris.

Distribution

Afrotropical: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Also Oriental region: Sri Lanka, Thailand; and Palaearctic region.

Biology

Parasitoid of Embiidina (= Embioptera). Host species: Oligotoma saundersii (Westwood), Parachirembia sp., Embia sp.

References

Azevedo C.O., Madl. M. & Olmi, M. 2010. A Catalogue of the Bethylidae, Chrysididae, Dryinidae, Embolemidae, Sclerogibbidae and Scolebythidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of the Malagasy Subregion. Linzer Biologische Beitrage 42(2): 845-918.

Benoit  P.L.G. 1952. Les Sclerogibbidae (Hym.-Aul.) éthiopiens. Rev. zool. bot. Afr., 44 (1): 132-134.

Olmi, M. 2005. A revision of the world Sclerogibbidae (Hymneoptera Chrysidoidea). Frustula Entomologica 26-27 (2003-2004): 46-193.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. 2011. A catalogue of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 52: 177–206.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. & Guglielmino, A. 2015. An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 333-380.

Olmi, M., van Noort, S. & Guglielmino, A. 2016. Contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) with description of new species from Central African Republic and Uganda. ZooKeys 578: 45-95.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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