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Poropoea Foerster

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

Poropoea Foerster, 1851. Type species: Poropoea stollwerckii Foerster, 1851.

Classification

Poropoea africana Laudonia & Viggiani, 2017

Distribution

Gabon, Madagascar.

Biology

Egg parasitoids of leaf rolling attelabid beetles (Coleoptera: Attelabidae). A Poropoea species associated with Apoderus humeralis (currently included in the genus Cycnotrachelodes (Olivier) (Coleopera, Attelabidae) (Reckhaus, 1997) was reported from Madagascar (Zwick, 2009); and in Gabon, P. africana was reared from eggs of Paratomapoderus brachypterus (Voss) (Coleoptera, Attelabidae, Apoderinae, Hoplapoderini), in leaf rolls of a species of Combretum Loefl. (Combretaceae) (Laudonia et al 2017).

References

Foerster, A. 1851. Eine Centurie neuer Hymenopteren. Vierte und fünfte Dekade. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens, Bonn 8: 1-42, 1 plate.

Laudonia S, Viggiani G, Biondi S. 2017. A new species of Poropoea Foerster from Africa (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Trichogrammatidae). ZooKeys 658: 81–87. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.658.11501

Reckhaus P. 1997. Maladies et ravageurs des cultures maraichères: à l’exemple de Madagascar.
Margraf, Weikersheim, 402 pp.

Zwick P. 2009. Biogeographical Patterns. In: Resh VH, Cardé RT (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of
Insects (2nd edn). Academic Press, San Diego, 82–91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-74144-8.00032

Credits

Photographs © Stefania Laudonia & Gennaro Viggiani (University of Naples Federico II).


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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