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Tetracampid wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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


Afrocampe Gumovsky, 2018


Diplesiostigma Girault, 1920

Epiclerus Haliday, 1844

Foersterella Dalla Torre, 1897

Kilomotoia Gumovsky, 2016




Egg parasitoids of beetles (Chrysomelidae) and wasps (Diprionidae), or larval parasitoids of flies (Agromyzidae).


Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. pp. 832pp. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K., Cambrian News Ltd; Aberystwyth, Wales.

Crawford, J.C. 1913. Descriptions of new Hymenoptera, no 6. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 45: 241-260.

Förster, A. 1841. Beiträge zur monographie der Pteromalinen Nees. 1 Heft: 46pp, 1 plate. Aachen.

Gibson G.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.

Gibson, G.A.P., Huber, J.T., Woolley, J.B. (Editors) 1997. Annotated keys to the genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) :794pp National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada.

Gumovsky, A. 2016. A review of genera and described Afrotropical species of Tetracampinae (Hymenoptera: Tetracampidae), with description of a new genus from East Central Africa. Zootaxa 4111: 393-420.

Gumovsky A. 2018. A new genus of Tetracampidae (Hymenoptera) from South Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 447: 1–13. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.447

Haliday, A.H. 1844. Contributions towards the classification of the Chalcididae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 3: 295-301.

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


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or

© Alex Gumovsky (Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Ukraine).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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