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Aphidiinae

of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

  Aphidius Nees,1819
  Autriquella Starı,1988
  Binodoxys Mackauer,1960
  Diaeretiella Starı,1960
  Ephedrus Haliday,1833
  Lysiphlebus Förster,1862
  Pauesia Quilis,1931
  Praon Haliday,1833
  Trioxys Haliday,1833
  Vanhartenia Starı,1974

Male aphidiine wasp with mummified aphids (photograph © Simon van Noort)

Male aphidiine wasp with mummified aphids (photograph © Simon van Noort). Host plant Leonotis leonurus (Lamiaceae)

Male mounting female aphidiine wasp (photograph © Simon van Noort)

 

Biology

Solitary koinobiont endoparasitoids of Aphidae (Homoptera) nymphs and adults.

Distribution

Worldwide.

References

Muller L, Krüger K & Kfir R. 2014. First report of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi Haliday (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) from South Africa. African Entomology 22(1): 214-215. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.022.0126

Starı, P. 1970. Biology of aphid parasites (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) with respect to intergrated control. Series Entomologica 6. Junk, The Hague, The Netherlands. vii + 641pp.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (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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