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Nyereria Mason

of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Braconidae; Subfamily: Microgastrinae)

Nyereria Mason, 1981



Nyereria achaeus (de Saeger, 1944) (Rwanda)

Nyereria ankaratrensis (Granger, 1949) (Madagascar)

Nyereria areatus (Granger, 1949) (Madagascar)

Nyereria bifissus (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nyereria circinus (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nyereria epaphus (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda)

Nyereria flavotorquatus (Granger, 1949) (Madagascar)

Nyereria ganges Rousse & Gupta, 2013 (Reunion)


Nyereria geometrae (Granger, 1949) (Madagascar)

Nyereria hiero (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nyereria ituriensis (de Saeger, 1941) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nyereria mayurus Rousse & Gupta, 2013 (Reunion)


Nyereria menuthias (Wilkinson, 1935) (Madagascar)

Nyereria mlanje (Wilkinson, 1929) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Senegal, Uganda)


Nyereria neleus (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nyereria neavei (Wilkinson, 1929) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi. Also Oriental region: China)

Nyereria nigricoxis (Wilkinson, 1932) (Uganda)

Nyereria nioro (Risbec, 1951) (Senegal)

Nyereria osiris (de Saeger, 1944) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda)

Nyereria proagynus (Hedqvist, 1965) (Cape Verde)

Nyereria tereus (de Saeger, 1944) (Rwanda)

Nyereria triptolemus (de Saeger, 1944) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Rwanda)


Solitary or gregararious endoparasitoids (koinobiont) of Lepidoptera larvae.


Afrotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.


Austin, A.D. & Dangerfield, P.C. 1992. Synopsis of Australian Microgasterinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with a key to genera and a description of new taxa. Invertebrate Taxonomy 6:1-76.

Fernandez-Triana, J & Boudreault, C. 2018. Seventeen new genera of microgastrine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from tropical areas of the world. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 64: 25-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/jhr.64.25453

Fernandez-Triana J, Shaw MR, Boudreault C, Beaudin M, Broad GR 2020. Annotated and illustrated world checklist of Microgastrinae parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). ZooKeys 920: 1-1089. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.920.39128

Mason, W.R.M. 1981. The polyphyletic nature of Apanteles Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A phylogeny and reclassification of Microgastrinae. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. No. 115. 147pp.

Nixon, G.E.J. 1965. A reclassification of the tribe Microgasterini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology series. Supplement 2:1-284.

Risbec, J. 1951. Les Microgasterinae de l'Afrique occidentale francaise. Memoires de l'Institut Francais d'Afrique Noire, 13,411473.

Rousse, P. & Gupta A. 2013. Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3616 (6): 501547. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3616.6.1

Shenefelt, R.D. 1972. Braconidae 4. Microgasterinae Apanteles. Hymenopterorum Catalogus, Pars 7:429-668.

Shenefelt, R.D. 1973. Braconidae 5. Microgasterinae amd Ichneutinae. Hymenopterum Catalogus, Pars 9:669-812.

Whitfield, J.B., Mardulyn, P., Austin, A.D. & Dowton, M. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships among microgastrine braconid wasp genera based on data from the 16S, COI and 28S genes and morphology. Systematic Entomology, 27, 337359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3113.2002.00183.x

Yu D.S., van Achterberg K., Horstmann K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com


Photographs Pascal Rousse (Iziko South African Museum) or

Photographs Jose L Fernandez-Triana (Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa, Canada).

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

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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