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Afrotropical Ceraphronoidea

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera)

 

Ceraphronidae

Ceraphronidae

Megaspilidae 

Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasitoids or hyperparasitoids of other insects (Diptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Mecoptera and Thysanoptera).

Diversity

Worldwide: 639 species in 27 genera.

Afrotropical region: 49 species in 6 genera.

References

Aguiar AP, Deans AR, Engel MS, Forshage M, Huber JT, Jennings JT, Johnson NF, Lelej AS, Longino JT, Lohrmann V, Miko I. 2013. Order Hymenoptera. In: Zhang, Z.-Q.(Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013). Zootaxa 3703: 51-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.12

Branstetter MG, Childers AK, Cox-Foster D, Hopper KR, Kapheim KM, Toth AL, Worley KC. 2018. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Current Opinion in Insect Science 25: 65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008

Dessart P. 1966. Contribution a létude des Hyménoptères Proctotrupoidea. (XI) Revision des Ceraphronidae d’Afrique orientale decrits par l’Abbé Jean-Jacques Kieffer. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 42(19): 1–30.

Dessart P. 1978. Four new species of African Ceraphronidae (Hymenoptera). Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 41: 275–284.

Dessart P. 1987. Revision des Lagynodinae (Hymenoptera Ceraphronoidea Megaspilidae). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 57: 5–30.

Dessart P. & Cancemi P. 1987. Tableau dichotomique des genres de Ceraphronoidea (Hymenoptera) avec commentaries et nouvelles especes. Frustula Entomologica 7-8: 307-372.

Johnson BR, Borowiec ML, Chiu JC, Lee EK, Atallah J, Ward PS. 2013. Phylogenomics resolves evolutionary relationships among ants, bees, and wasps. Current Biology 23: 2058–2062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.08.050

Johnson, N.F. & Musetti, L. 2004. Catalog of systematic literature of the superfamily  Ceraphronoidea (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 33: 1-149.

Madl M. 2015. A catalogue of the families Ceraphronidae, Megaspilidae (Ceraphronoidea), Diapriidae (Diaprioidea) and Proctotrupidae (Proctotrupoidea) of the Malagasy subregion (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Linzer Biologische Beitraege 47(1): 621–652.

Masner, L. 1993. Superfamily Ceraphronoidea (pp. 566-569). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Masner L. & Dessart P. 1967. La reclassification des categories taxonomiques superieures des Ceraphronoidea (Hymenoptera). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 43(22): 1–33.

Mikó I, Masner L, Johannes E, Yoder MJ, Deans AR 2013. Male terminalia of Ceraphronoidea: morphological diversity in an otherwise monotonous taxon. Insect Systematics & Evolution 44 (3–4), 261–347. DOI: 10.1163/1876312X-04402002

Mikó I, Yoder M.J. and Deans AR. 2011. Order Hymenoptera: Family Megaspilidae: Genus Dendrocerus. In: Arthropod Fauna of the UAE. Van Harten, A (ed). Dar Al Ummah, Abu Dhabi.

Mikó I, Trietsch C, Sandall EL, Yoder MJ, Hines H, Deans AR. 2016. Malagasy Conostigmus (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronoidea) and the secret of scutes. PeerJ 4:e2682 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2682

Peters RS, Krogmann L, Mayer C, Donath A, Gunkel S, Meusemann K, Kozlov A, Podsiadlowski L, Petersen M, Lanfear R, Diez PA. 2017. Evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera. Current Biology 27:1013-1018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.027

Sharkey, M., 2007. Phylogeny and classification of Hymenoptera. Zootaxa 1668: 521–548.

Sharkey, M. J., Carpenter, J. M., Vilhelmsen, L., Heraty, J., Liljeblad, J., Dowling, A. P.G., Schulmeister, S., Murray, D., Deans, A. R., Ronquist, F., Krogmann, L. and Wheeler, W. C. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera. Cladistics 28: 80–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00366.x

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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