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Callaspidia species

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

Callaspidia species.

Identification keys

Distribution

Nearctic, Neotropical, Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Koinobiont endoparasitoids of aphidophagous syrphid (Buffington et al., 2012)

References

Buffington ML, Brady S, Morita S, van Noort S 2012. Divergence estimates and early evolutionary history of Figitidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Systematic Entomology 37: 287304.

Evenhuis H 1968. Some ecological facts about two Dutch Melanips species. Entomologische Berichten 28: 175176.

Fergusson NDM 1986. Charipidae, Ibaliidae & Figitidae: Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, vol 8, pt 1c. London. 155.

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 493: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

Credits

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

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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