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Acanthochalcis Cameron

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

Acanthochalcis Cameron, 1884. Type species: Acanthochalcis nigricans Cameron, 1884

Classification

Acanthochalcis gigas Steffan, 1951

Distribution

Madagascar. Also Nearctic and Neotropical regions.

Biology

Parasitoids of xylophagous beetles (Buprestidae).

References

Cameron, P. 1884. Fam. Chalcididae. [continued] Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera (Families Tenthredinidae-Chrysididae) 1: 97-120.
Steffan, J.R. 1951. Note sur la tribu des Cratocentrini (Hym. Chalcididae, Brachymeriinae); description de deux espèces nouvelles. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2) 22(5): 596-602.

Steffan, J.R. 1959. Revision de la tribu des Cratocentrini (Hymen. Chalcididae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 33: 287-325.

Credits

Photographs © Gérard Delvare (Cirad / UMR CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez Cedex).

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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