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Prosaspicera Kieffer

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

Prosaspicera Kieffer, 1907. Type species: 

Identification keys

 

Prosaspicera antennata (Benoit, 1956)

 

Prosaspicera optiva Quinlan, 1979

 

Prosaspicera paragicida (Benoit, 1956)

 

Prosaspicera tropica (Kieffer, 1910)

Prosaspicera species

Distribution

Mainly pantropical but extending into the southern Nearctic and the southeastern Palaearctic. Afrotropical records: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe (Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar 2006); South Africa (van Noort et al).

Biology

Parasitoid of aphidivorous Brachycera larvae (Syrphidae) (Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar 2006).

References

Ros-Farré P, Pujade-Villar J 2006. Revision of the genus Prosaspicera Kieffer, 1907 (Hym, Figitidae: Aspicerinae). Zootaxa 1379: 1–102.

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

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.

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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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