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Xenocynips subsquamata Kieffer

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

Xenocynips subsquamata Kieffer 1910. Type in Senckenberg Deutches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalde, Germany (DEIC). Type locality: Cameroon.


Cameroon. MAP 


This species is most easily confused with Xenocynips rhothion, but the sculpture of the pronotum is distinct from that species; in X. subsquamata, the pronotum is horizontally costate, but the costa do not result in the wave-like crests found in X. rhothion. Additionally, the central propodeal keel is entire in X. subsquamata, and forked in X. rhothion.




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

Kieffer J.J. 1910. Nouveaux Cynipides exotiques. Bolletino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Sciola superiore d’Agricola di Portici 4: 329-342.

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).

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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