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Tanaostigma Howard

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Tanaostigmatidae)

Tanaostigma Howard, 1890. Type species: Tanaostigma coursetiae Howard, 1890.


Identification keys

Tanaostigma lasallei van Noort, 2020

Tanaostigma mulu van Noort, 2020

Tanaostigma ukumbusho van Noort, 2020


Kenya, South Africa. Also Neotropical region.


Gall formers on Leguminosae.


Gupta A, Joshi S. 2016. The first record of the genus Tanaostigma (Hymenoptera: Tanaostigmatidae) in the old world, with the description of a new species from India. Zootaxa 4193(1): 197200. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4193.1.13

Howard LO. 1890. A new and remarkable encyrtid: is it parasitic. Insect Life 3: 145-148.

LaSalle J. 1987. New World Tanaostigmatidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 23(1): 1−181.
LaSalle J. 1997
. Chapter 19, Tanaostigmatidae. In: Gibson GAP, Huber JT, Woolley JB, editors.
Annotated keys to the genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Ottawa (Canada): 525
National Research Council Research Press; p. 700704, 794.

van Noort S, Copeland RS. 2020. First record of the genus Tanaostigma (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Tanaostigmatidae) from the Afrotropical region with description of three new species. Journal of Natural History 54: 703-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2020.1746426


Photographs and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa);

or photographs Robert Copeland (ICIPE).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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