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Aphelopus mediocarinatus (Benoit)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Dryinidae; Subfamily: Aphelopinae; Genus: Aphelopus)

Antaphelopus mediocarinatus Benoit, 1951. Holotype: female in Musée Royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren (MRAC). Type locality: Paulis (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Antaphelopus madagascariensis Benoit 1954: 429 Holotype: in Musée Royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren (MRAC). Type locality: Esira (Madagascar). Synonymy by Olmi, 1984.


Male


Female

Distribution

Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast Prov., Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Hosts: Typhlocybinae (Cicadellidae) (Guglielmino et al. 2013); in Nigeria: Empoasca sp.; in Mozambique: Molopopterus alfa Dworakowska and Empoascanara ethiopica Dworakowska (Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) (Guglielmino & Olmi 2006).

References

Benoit P.L.G. 1951. Nouveaux Dryinidae d'Afrique centrale (Hymenoptera Aculeata). Riv. Biol. Coloniale 11 (1951): 17-24.

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2006. A host-parasite catalog of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea): first supplement. Zootaxa 1139: 35–62.

Guglielmino A, Olmi M, Bückle C. 2013. An updated host-parasite catalogue of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 3740: 1–113. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3740.1.1

Olmi, M. 1984. A Revision of The Dryinidae (Hymenoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 37: 1-947.

Olmi, M. Guglielmino, A., Natha, S.A. & Alfredo, A.A.N. 2012. A catalogue of Dryinidae of Mozambique, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 53: 715-731.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. 2011. A catalogue of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 52: 177–206.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. & Guglielmino, A. 2015. An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 333-380.

Olmi M, van Noort S, Guglielmino A. 2016. Contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera), with description of new species from Central African Republic and Uganda. ZooKeys @@: @–@. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.@@.7820

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1–619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

Credits

Photographs and 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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