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Ecdamua Walker

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

Ecdamua Walker, 1862. Type species: Ecdamua macrotelus Walker, 1862.

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone,  South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Indo-Australian region: Australia (Queensland), India (Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh), Japan, Niger, Philippines, Taiwan.

Biology

Host wasp: Polemistus (Pemphredoninae) nesting in holes in dead wood.

References

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 © Janet Cuthbertson or Peter Webb or Vida van derWalt.
 

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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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