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Tessmannella spinosa Hedicke

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea;  Family: Liopteridae; Subfamily: Oberthuerellinae; Genus: Tessmannella)

Tessmannella spinosa Hedicke 1912. Holotype: in ZMHU. Type Locality: Uelleburg (Equatorial Guinea).



Equatorial Guinea. MAP


Closely resembles T. expansa and T. nigra by having the entire forewing uniformly infuscate (medially hyaline in T. copelandi, T. kiplingi and T.roberti); distinguished from T. expansa and T. nigra by the possession of a circum clypeal carina (lacking in these latter species).




Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2012. Revision of the Afrotropical Oberthuerellinae (Cynipoidea: Liopteridae). Zookeys 202: 1-154.

Ronquist, F. 1995. Phylogeny and classification of the Liopteridae, an archaic group of cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 46: 1-74.


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

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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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