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Anacharoides stygius Benoit

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

Anacharoides stygius Benoit, 1956. Holotype: Africa Museum, Tervuren (MRAC) Type localityKiniati-Zobe (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Distribution

Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

This species is immediately recognizable by the 57 well-developed strigae present on the mesoscutum; other species of Anacharoides have, at most, a rugose-striate mesoscutum, lacking any distinctive strigae.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1956. Figitidae - Aspicerinae nouveaux du Congo Belge. Revue Zool. Bot. afr. 53: 195-204.

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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