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Thaumasura Westwood

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

Thaumasura Westwood, 1868. Type species: Thaumasura terebrator Westwood, 1868.

 

Thaumasura australica Westwood, 1874

Distribution

South Africa.

Also Indo-Australian region: Australia, Indonesia, Papa New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

Biology

Hosts: Cerambycidae, Euthyrhinus meditabundus (Curculionidae).

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 and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of Cape Town).

 

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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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