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Tanaostigmodes tambotis Prinsloo & LaSalle

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

Tanaostigmodes tambotis Prinsloo & LaSalle, 1995. Holotype: South African National Collection of Insects, Pretoria (SANC). Type Locality: North West Province, Oskraal, 23 km NW Ga-Rankuwa, 25.30S 27.54E, South Africa.


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Distribution

 Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Gregarious phytophagous gall formers on stems of Spirostachys africana (Tamboti) (Euphorbiaceae).

References

Prinsloo, G.L. and LaSalle, J. 1995. A new species of tanaostigmatid (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from South Africa, that forms galls on tamboti. African Entomology 3: 7-11.

van Noort S, Copeland RS. 2020. First record of the genus Tanaostigma (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Tanaostigmatidae) from the Afrotropical region with description of three new species. Journal of Natural History 54: 703-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2020.1746426

Credits

Photographs and map illustration 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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