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Bothrochacis Cameron

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

Bothrochacis Cameron, 1904. Synonyms: Ditrupaspis Kieffer, 1910, Salpictes Kieffer, 1913, Stirencoela Cameron, 1910.

  Bothrochacis bantia (Quinlan, 1988) (Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe)
 

Bothrochacis erinna (Quinlan, 1988) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya)

 

Bothrochacis erythropoda Cameron, 1904 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa)

Bothrochacis marina (Quinlan, 1988) (Burkina Faso, Democractic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe)
 

Bothrochacis rufiventris (Kieffer, 1913b) (Salpictes) (Kenya)

 

Bothrochacis septenaria Belizin, 1973 (Ethiopia)

 

Bothrochacis serratepilosa Benoit, 1956 (Rwanda)

 

Bothrochacis veleda (Quinlan, 1988) (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Parasitoids of Muscidae in dung (Bridwell 1919).

References

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, 243366.

Quinlan, J. 1988. A revision of some Afrotropical genera of Eucoilidae (Hymenoptera). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology) 56, 171229.

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.


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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