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Anacharoides paragi Benoit

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea; Family: Figitidae; Subfamily: Aspicerinae; Genus: Anacharoides)

Anacharoides paragi Benoit, 1956. Holotype: Natural History Museum, London (NHML). Type localityDemocratic Republic of Congo: Gandajika.

Distribution

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa  and Uganda.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

Most similar to A. quadrus, but distinguished by the number of anteroadmedial signum struts (3 or more in A. quadrus, 2 in A. paragi), by the relative length F1 of the female antenna (nearly 2 length of F2 in A. paragi; 1.5 length of F2 in A. quadrus), and by the shape and sculpturing of the mesoscutellar fovea (anteriorly rounded and mostly smooth in A. paragi, anteriorly triangular and with more horizontal striae in A. quadrus). Distinguished from all other Anacharoides by the sculpture of the mesoscutum (shagreened in A. pallida, strigate in A. stygius, rugose in A. nicknacki and A. striaticeps).

References

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2009. A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species. Zookeys 20: 245-274.

Quinlan, J. 1979. A revisionary classification of the Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) of the Ethiopian Zoogeographical Region. Aspicerinae (Figitidae) and Oberthuerellinae (Liopteridae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 39: 85-133.

Credits

Photographs by Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS)

 

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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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