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Afrisolia Masner & Huggert

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Sceliotrachelinae)

Afrisolia Masner & Huggert, 1989: 34 (original description); Vlug 1995: 10 (catalogued, catalogue of world species); Veenakumari et al. 2019: 453 (key to genera of the Isolia-cluster, keyed); Lahey et al. 2019b: 44 (keyed). Type species: Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert, 1989, by original designation.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Afrisolia anyskop van Noort and Lahey, 2021
Afrisolia obesa Masner & Huggert, 1989

Afrisolia quagga van Noort and Lahey, 2021

Afrisolia robertsoni van Noort & Lahey, 2021
Afrisolia species


South Africa.

The Afrisolia species recorded from Iran (represented by two males) in Lotfalizadeh (2018) is a misidentification and these specimens are in fact a species of Isolia (van Noort et al. 2021).




Lotfalizadeh, H. 2018. Four subfamilies of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the northwest of Iran with new report of Sceliotrachelinae. North-Western Journal of Zoology 14: 237-242.

Masner L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or Zachary Lahey (The Ohio State University).

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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