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Setelacher lasallei Bouček

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eulophidae; Subfamily: Eulophinae; Genus: Setelacher)

Setelacher lasallei Gumovsky and van Noort, 2020. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Kibale National Park Kanyawara, Makerere University Biological Field Station, 0°34.405ʹ N, 30°21.646ʹ E, 1484 m, Uganda.

Holotype (SAMC), light microscopy. Habitus: (a, b) in lateral view; (c) in dorsal view; (d) head in frontal view; (e) wings.

Scanning electron microscopy . (A) head, mesosoma and posterior metasoma; (B) head in dorso-lateral view; (C) head in ventro-frontal view; (D) head in frontal view; (E) lower face in frontal view.

Scanning electron microscopy. (A) mesosoma in lateral view, (B) mesosoma in dorsal view; (C) propodeum; (D, E) posterior end of metasoma. bc, basal cup of propodeum; mt8, syntergum of metasoma; pl, lateral plica of propodeum; arrows indicate lateral sulci at mesoscutellum.

Habitats of Setelacher lasallei (A–C) Uganda, Kibale National Park, Kanyawara, primary mid-altitude rainforest (the type locality); (D, E) Uganda, Semuliki National Park; (F) Central African Republic, Réserve Spéciale de Forêt Dense de Dzanga-Sangha, Sangha River, lowland rainforest; (G) Central African Republic, Parc National de Dzanga-Ndoki, Mabéa Bai, lowland rainforest, marsh clearing; (H) Gabon, view (from base) of Monts Doudou in clouds on left; (I) Gabon, Réserve des Monts Doudou, sampling site at peak (660 m) of Monts Doudou.


Central African Republic, Gabon, Uganda.


The available data suggest that S. fasciatus is a parasitoid of Psychidae in India, but no confirmed biological data are available.


Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. pp. 832pp. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K., Cambrian News Ltd; Aberystwyth, Wales.

Gumovsky A, Bazhenova T & van Noort S. 2020. First record of the genus Setelacher Bouček (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Eulophinae) from the Afrotropical region, with description of a new species. Journal of Natural History 54: 611-620. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2020.1764647


Photographs © Alex Gumovsky (Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine), or © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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