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Signiphora Ashmead

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

Signiphora Ashmead, 1880. Type species: Signiphora flavopalliatus Ashmead, 1880.

Signiphora flavella Girault, 1913


Signiphora longiclava Girault, 1917

Signiphora merceti Malenotti, 1916


Signiphora perpauca Girault, 1915

Signiphora species

Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasitoids or hyperparasitoids of aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, scale insects and flies.


Ashmead, W.H. 1880. Orange Insects: A Treatise on the Injurious and Beneficial Insects found on the Orange Trees of Florida. Ashmead Bros, Jacksonville, FL, 78 pp.
Girault, A.A. 1913. A Systematic Monograph of the Chalcidoid Hymenoptera of the subfamily Signiphorinae. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 45: 189–233.
Girault, A.A. 1915. Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea—VII. The family Encyrtidae with descriptions of new genera and species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 4, 1–84.
Girault, A.A. 1916. New Encyrtidae from North America. Psyche 23: 41–50.
Girault, A.A. 1935. Microhymenoptera Australiensis Nova. Mostly Chalcididae. Privately printed, Wright & Baker, Sydney, pp. 2–4.

Malenotti, E. 1916. "Signiphora merceti" Malen. n. sp. Redia 12: 181–182.

Woolley, J.B. 1997. Signiphoridae. In: Gibson, G.A.P., Huber, J.T. & Woolley, J.B. (Eds.), Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). NRC Research Press, Ottawa, pp. 693–699.
Woolley J.B., Dal Molin, A. 2017. Taxonomic revision of the flavopalliata species group of Signiphora (Hymenoptera: Signiphoridae). Zootaxa 4315: 1-150. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4315.1.1


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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