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Aphelopus wittei Benoit

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

Aphelopus wittei Benoit, 1951. Holotype: female in Musée Royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren (RMCA). Type locality: Kashwa, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Male

 

Female


Male genitalia (right half removed) of male from Yemen.

Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, North Sudan, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Hosts: Typhlocybinae (Cicadellidae) (Guglielmino et al. 2013): in North Sudan: Jacobiasca lybica (Bergevin & Zanon); in Somalia: Jacobiella facialis (Jacobi).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1951. Exploration du Parc National Albert Mission G.F. de Witte (1933-1935). Fasc. 73. Dryinidae (Hymenoptera Aculeata), Evaniidae (Hymenoptera Terebrantia). Hayez, Bruxelles, 26 pp.

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. 2009. New species of South African Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 50: 447–460.

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). Colour Line illustrations of heads © Luca Palermo; black and white illustration © Massimo Olmi (Tropical Entomology Research Center, Viterbo, Italy).

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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