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Neanastatinae

Neanastatine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

Classification

Metapelma Westwood 1835

Neanastatus Girault 1913

Distribution Worldwide, but most diverse in the Old World.
Biology Parasitoids or hyper parasitoids (through Platygastridae) of Cecidomyiidae larvae (Diptera), or parasitoids of larvae of wood-boring beetles (Cerambycidae, Buprestidae).

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1896. On the genera of the Eupelminae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4: 4–20.

Ferrière, C. 1938. Eupelmides exotiques (Hymenopt. Chalcididae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 107: 25-72.

Gibson A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea (pp. 570-655). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., van Noort, S., George, J. & Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12006
Prinsloo, G.L. 1985. Some chalcidoid parasitoids (Hymenoptera) from the central Namib desert. Cimbebasia (A) 7(7): 87-105.

Risbec, J. 1952. Contribution á l'étude des chalcidoides de Madagascar. Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar (E). 2:1-449.

Risbec, J. 1953. Chalcidoïdes et proctotrupoïdes de l'Afrique occidentale française (2e supplément). Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire. 15:549-609.
Risbec, J..1958. Chalcidoïdes nouveaux d'Afrique du Sud. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia. No 22(B):147-162.
Westwood, J.O. 1835. May 26th 1835. Various hymenopterous insects, partly from the collection of the Rev. F.W. Hope. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London III: 68-72.

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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. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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