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Phasgonophora species

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Chalcididae; Subfamily: Chalcidinae; Tribe: Phasgonophorini; Genus: Phasgonophora)

Phasgonophora species 3

Classification


Amanzimtoti, South Africa. Female Phasgonophora ovipositing into recently laid beetle eggs in a dying tree trunk. Photographs © Bruce Blake. https://m.facebook.com/bruce.blake1/posts/pcb.3683172315113575/


Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Parasitoid of xylophagous beetle eggs/larvae.

References

Cruaud, A., Delvare, G., Nidelet, S., Sauné, L., Ratnasingham, S., Chartois, M., Blaimer, B.B., Gates, M., Brady, S.G., Faure, S., van Noort, S., Rossi, J.-P. and Rasplus, J.-Y. 2020Ultra-Conserved Elements and morphology reciprocally illuminate conflicting phylogenetic hypotheses in Chalcididae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea)Cladistics 37: 1-35. doi:10.1111/cla.12416 https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12416

Gul MA, Soliman AM, Gadallah NS, Al Dhafer HM, Delvare G 2020. The genus Phasgonophora Westwood, 1832 (Hymenoptera, Chalcididae) in Saudi Arabia: re-evaluation of its limits and description of three new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 76: 1-38. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.76.38340

Credits

Photographs © Bruce Blake.

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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