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Tylosema dayae Buffington & van Noort

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

Tylosema dayae Buffington & van Noort 2007. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum. Type Locality: South Africa: Northern Cape Province: Kamieskroon.

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South Africa: Northern Cape Province: Kamieskroon; Western Cape Province: West Coast Fossil Park, Anyskop Farm, Citrusdal, Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Hoop Nature Reserve




Separated from T. ronquisti and T. nigerrimum by having an entirely smooth scutellar disk (rugulose and/or shagreened around lateral and posterior margins in T. ronquisti and T. nigerrimum), and lacking a distinct posterior margin (bounded by distinct carina in T. ronquisti and T. nigerrimum).


Named in honor of Jennifer Day, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.


Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2007. A world revision of Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 1392: 1-30


Photographs and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), first published in Zootaxa 1392.

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.

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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