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Thoreauella Girault

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

Thoreauella Girault, 1930. Type species: Thoreauella amatrix Girault, 1930.

Bothrocynips Díaz, 1978 (synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015)

Emargo Weld, 1960 (synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015)

Weldiola Kovalev, 1994 (synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015)

Quinlania Kovalev, 1994 (synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015)

ClassificationCynipoidea keys


Thoreauella ascia (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella cantus (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella capito (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella laverna (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella matius (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella micipsa (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella numa (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella palloris (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella peleus (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella pexa (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella themis (Quinlan, 1988)


Thoreauella vacuna (Quinlan, 1988)

Thoreauella species

Pantropical, especially diverse in Madagascar. Afrotropical records: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.  


Unknown (Buffington et al. 2012), possibly associated with ants (Weld, 1960; Díaz, 1978), adults have been collected from formicid refuse piles (Weld, 1951).


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.


Photographs © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS)

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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