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Ecdamua macrotelus Walker

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Torymidae; Subfamily: Toryminae; Tribe: Torymini; Genus: Ecdamua)

Ecdamua macrotelus Walker, 1862.

Diomorus magnificus Risbec, 1955. Synonymy by Jansta & Boucek 2006.


Female


Male

 

Distribution

Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Observed ovipositing in nest of Polemistus braunsii (Pemphredoninae, Crabronidae) nesting in a trap nest in Pretoria.

Reference

Jansta, P. & Boucek, Z. 2006. A new species of Eridontomerus with taxonomic and faunistic notes on some other taxa (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 211-218.

Risbec J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de l’Afrique occidentale française. Mémoires de l’Institute Français d’Afrique Noire 13: 7-409.

Risbec J. 1955. Torymidae et Agaonidae de Madagascar (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 124: 149-194.

Walker, F. 1862. Notes on Chalcidites, and characters of undescribed species. Transactions of Entomological Society of London 3(1): 345-397.

Zavada, A. 2005. Notes on Ecdamua nambui (Hymenoptera: Torymidae), with a key to world Ecdamua species. Phegea 33: 155-160.

Credits

Photographs © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).
 

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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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