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Callaspidia Walker

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

Callaspidia Dahlbom, 1842. Type species: 

Identification keys

 

Callaspidia aberrans (Kieffer)

Callaspidia areolata (Kieffer)

Callaspidia binghami Hedicke

Callaspidia brevifurca (Kieffer)

Callaspidia defonscolombei Dahlbom

Callaspidia dichroa Belizin

Callaspidia dufouri Giraud

Callaspidia dusmeti Tavares

Callaspidia formosana Hedicke

Callaspidia japonica (Ashmead)

Callaspidia kozlovi Belizin

Callaspidia ligurica Giraud

Callaspidia marshalli (Kieffer)

Callaspidia mediterranea Dalla Torre & Kieffer

Callaspidia notata (Boyers de Fonscolombe, 1832)

 

Callaspidia provancheri Ashmead

Callaspidia rubricrus Dettmer

Callaspidia rufithorax (Cameron)

Callaspidia striolata (Cameron)

Callaspidia westwoodi Dahlbom

Callaspidia species

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: 287–304.

Evenhuis H 1968. Some ecological facts about two Dutch Melanips species. Entomologische Berichten 28: 175–176.

Fergusson NDM 1986. Charipidae, Ibaliidae & Figitidae: Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, vol 8, pt 1c. London. 1–55.

Forshage, M., & Baião, G. 2014. Revision of Mani's Figitidae types (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Zootaxa 3784(4): 498–500. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3784.4.9

Mani, M.S. 1936. Some new and little known parasitic Hymenoptera from India. Records of the Indian Museum 38: 333–340.

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. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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