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Afrostilba Benoit

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

Afrostilba Benoit, 1956

Amphiglyphosema Benoit, 1956 (Synonymy by van Noort et al. 2015)

Afrostilba species 1
Afrostilba species 2
Afrostilba species (Tanzania)
 

Afrostilba bucca species group

Afrostilba advena (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba bucca (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia)

Afrostilba fetura (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba pallida (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Yemen)

 

Afrostilba dubia species group

Afrostilba dubia (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa)

 

Afrostilba fercula species group

Afrostilba furcula (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba urundiensis (Benoit, 1956a), (Eucoilidea) (Burundi, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

 

Afrostilba nitida species group

Afrostilba compressa (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba conversa (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba lacerta (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast)

Afrostilba lana (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Afrostilba marcellus (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mauritius)

Afrostilba nitida Benoit, 1956 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

 

Afrostilba parma (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria)

Afrostilba perangusta (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Afrostilba trulla (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa)

Afrostilba tyrus (Quinlan, 1986), (Eucoilidea) (Cameroon)

 

Unplaced Afrostilba species

Afrostilba latesulcatum (Benoit, 1956a), (Amphiglyphosema) (Rwanda)

Afrostilba utica (Quinlan, 1988), (Diglyphosema) (Ivory Coast, Nigeria)

Distribution

Endemic to Old World Tropics. Afrotropical records: Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe (van Noort et al. 2015).

Biology

Parasitoids of leaf-mining Agromyzidae (Buffington, 2002, 2011; Greathead, 1969).

References

Benoit PLG. 1956. Contributions ŕ l’étude de la faune entomologique du Ruanda-Urundi (Mission P. Basilewsky 1953). CIX. Hymenoptera Cynipidae. Annales Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Tervuren, série 8. 51: 532–550.

Buffington ML. 2002. A description of Aegeseucoela Buffington, new name, with taxonomic notes on the status of Gronotoma Förster. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104: 589–601.

Buffington ML .2011. Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the Diglyphosematini Belizin, 1961, and the description of a new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113: 239–290.

Greathead D. 1969. A study in East Africa of the bean flies (Dipt., Agromyzidae) affecting Phaseolus vulgaris and of their natural enemies, with the description of a new species of Melanagromyza Hend. Bulletin of Entomological Research 59: 541–561.

Quinlan, J. 1986. A key to the Afrotropical genera of Eucoilidae (Hymenoptera), with a revision of certain genera. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology) 52, 243–366.

van den Bosch K, van Noort S & Cron GV.  2019. Predation of fruit and seed of Aloe pretoriensis – a little known effect on reproductive output. Austral Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12705

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)


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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