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Agathidinae

of the Afrotropical Region

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

Agathidinae Nees, 1814.

Classification    Identification keys

  Aerophilus Szépligeti, 1902
  Agathis Latreille, 1804
  Aneurobracon Brues, 1930
  Bassus Fabricius, 1804
Biroia Szépligeti, 1900
  Braunsia Kriechbaumer, 1894
Camptothlipsis Enderlein, 1920
Coccygidium Saussure, 1892
Cremnops Förster, 1862
Disophrys Förster, 1862
  Euagathis Szépligeti, 1900
  Hyrtanommatium Enderlein, 1920
  Isoptronotum Enderlein, 1920
  Macroagathis Szépligeti, 1908
  Megalagathis Schulz, 1906
  Mesoagathis Cameron, 1905
  Orgiloneura Ashmead, 1900
  Protroticus van Achterberg, 1988
  Pseudocremnops Szépligeti, 1915
  Troticus Brullé, 1846
Zelomorpha Ashmead, 1900
Biology Solitary endoparasitoids (Koinobiont) of Lepidoptera larvae.
Distribution Worldwide.

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Classification of the Ichneumon flies, or the superfamily Ichneumonoidea. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 23(1206):1-220.
Brues, C.T. 1924. Some South African parasitic Hymenoptera of the families Evaniidae, Braconidae, Alysiidae, and Plumariidae in the South African Museum with a catalogue of the known species. Annals of the South African Museum 19: 1-150.
Brullé, M.A. 1846.
Tome Quatričme. Des Hyménoptčres. Les Ichneumonides. In: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau A. "Histoire Naturelles des Insectes." Paris. 680 pp. pp. 56-521.

Cameron, P.. 1904. Descriptions of new genera and species of Hymenoptera from Dunbrody, Cape Colony. Records of the Albany Museum. 1:125-160.
Cameron, P. 1907. No.IV.- Hymenoptera. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. (2)12:69-86.
Cameron, P. 1912
. On the Hymenoptera from Belgian Congo in the Congo Museum, Tervueren. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 56:357-401.
Förster, A. 1862. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Braconiden. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 19: 225-288.

Granger, C. 1949. Braconides de Madagascar. Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar. (A)2:1-428.

Kohl, F.F. 1906. Hymenopteren Südarabiens. 133 pp. Ichneumonidae & Braconidae in pp.118-127.
Kriechbaumer, J. 1894. Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae a medico nautico Dr. Joh. Brauns in itinere secundo ad oras Africae lecta. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift. 39:297-318.
Masi, L. 1944. Missione biologica Sagan-Omo diretta dal Prof. E. Zavattari. Nuove specie d'Imenotteri Braconidi. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Giacomo Doria 62:211-215.
Nixon, G.E.J. 1956.
Two new braconid parasites of Loxostege frustalis Zell. in South Africa. Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 19:128-131.

Nixon, G.E.J. 1986. A revision of the European Agathidinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 52: 183-242.

Pucci, T., & Sharkey, M. 2004. A revision of Agathirsia Westwood (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Agathidinae) with notes on mouthpart evolution. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 13: 64–107.

Sharkey, M.J. 1992 Cladistics and tribal classification of the Agathidinae (Hymenoptera). Canadian Entomologist 118: 283-286.

Sheneflt, R.D. 1907. Braconidae 3. Agathidinae. Hymenopterum Catalogus Pars 6:306-428.

Sharkey, M.J. 1993. Family Braconidae (pp. 362-395). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Sharkey, M.J. 1992 Cladistics and tribal classification of the Agathidinae (Hymenoptera). Canadian Entomologist 118: 283-286.

Szépligeti, G. 1905. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Insektenfauna von Kamerun. 29. Braconidae. Arkiv foer Zoologi. 2(14):1-11. (13388)
Szépligeti, G.. 1905. Exotische Braconiden aus den aethiopischen, orientalischen und australischen Regionen. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici. 3:26-55.

Szépligeti, G. 1908. Hymenoptera: Braconidae & Ichneumonidae. In: Sjostedts Y. "Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen". pp 25-96.
Szépligeti, G. 1913.
Braconidae gesammelt von Prof. F. Silvestri in Afrika. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria, Portici. 7:101-104.
Szépligeti, G. 1913.
Neue afrikanische Braconiden aus der Sammlung der Ungarischen National-Museum. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici. 11:592-608.

Szépligeti, G. 1914. Afrikanische Braconiden des Belgischen Naturhistorischen Museums. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 58:109-118.
Szépligeti, G. 1914.
Afrikanische Braconiden des Königl. Zoologischen Museums in Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin. 7:153-230.

Szépligeti, G. 1915. Braconidae. In: 'Ergebnisse der zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika Expedition 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolf Friedrichs, Herzogs zu Mecklenburg Vol. 1'. Leipzig. Verlag Klinkhart & Biermann. pp.139-154.

Tucker, E.M. & Sharkey, M.J. 2015. Spring-cleaning of African agathidines: new combinations for five species previously placed in Cremnops Förster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Zootaxa 3946: 133–138.  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3946.1.7.

Tucker, E.M., Sharkey, M.J., Stoelb, S.A.C. 2012. A new species-group of Camptothlipsis (Braconidae, Agathidinae) from South Africa, with notes on the evolution of long mouthparts. Journal of Hymenoptera research, 24: 59-74. doi: 10.3897/JHR.24.1909

Quicke, D.L.J. & van Achterberg, C. 1990. Phylogeny of the subfamilies of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 258, 1–95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.1992.tb00068.x

van Achterberg, Cornelis. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Braconidae. The subfamily Agathidinae from the United Arab Emirates, with a review of the fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. 4:286-352.

Wharton, R.A., Marsh, P.M. & Sharkey, M.J., Eds. 1997. Manual of the new world genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera). The International Society of Hymenopterists, Washington DC, USA, 395 pp.

Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com

van Achterberg, C. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Braconidae. The subfamily Agathidinae from the United Arab Emirates, with a review of the fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates 4: 286–352.

Credits

Photographs © Erika Tucker, Mike Sharkey, Stephanie Stoelb (University of Kentucky) or © Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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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