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Solenura Westwood

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

Solenura Westwood 1868. Type species: Solenura telescopica Westwood 1868.

Solenura carinatus (Brues, 1907)

 

Solenura fuscoaenea Masi, 1943

 

Solenura nigra (Walker, 1872)

Distribution

 

Afrotropical: Botswana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Somalia, South Africa, Yemen.

Also Nearctic region: USA. Oriental region: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka.

Biology

Parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larva. Hosts: Chrystobothris succedanea (Buprestidae), Trichoferus campestris (Cerambycidae).

References

Gibson, G.A.P. 2003, Phylogenetics and classification of Cleonyminae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International 16: 1-339.

Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of Chalcididae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1868:xxxv-xxxvii.

Credits

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

 

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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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