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Thoreauella micipsa (Quinlan)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea; Family: Figitidae; Subfamily: Emargininae; Genus: Thoreauella)

Emargo micipsa Quinlan, 1988

Thoreauella micipsa (Quinlan, 1988) (Synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015).

ClassificationCynipoidea keys


Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar.


Unknown (Buffington et al. 2012), possibly associated with ants (Weld 1960, Díaz 1978) Parasitoids of fly larvae associated with ant nests.


Buffington ML, Brady S, Morita S, van Noort S. 2012. Divergence estimates and early evolutionary history of Figitidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Systematic Entomology 37: 287–304.

Díaz NB. 1978. Estudio ecológico y sistemático de cinipoideos neotropicales IV (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Neotropica 24: 123–125.

Girault AA. 1930. New pests from Australia, IX. 2 pp. Brisbane, December 29th, 1930.

Kovalev OV. 1994. [Paleontological history, phylogeny, and systematics of Brachycleistogastromorpha, Infraorder N., and Cynipomorpha infraorder N. (Hymenoptera) with descriptions of new fossil and recent families, subfamilies and genera]. Entomologicheskoe obozienie 73: 385–426. [In Russian].

Ronquist, F. 1999. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of the Cynipoidea. Zoologica Scripta 28:139–164.

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 493: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

Weld LH. 1960. A new genus in Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 62: 195–196.


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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

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