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Ealata Quinlan

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

Ealata Quinlan, 1986

 

Ealata clava Quinlan, 1986 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mauritius, Principé, South Africa, Uganda)

 

Ealata marica Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

 

Ealata saba Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

2263_mximage Ealata species
Distribution

Afrotropical and Oriental regions. Afrotropical records: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Principé, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe (Quinlan 1986), Botswana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Republic of Congo, Somalia, Tanzania (van Noort et al. 2015).

Biology

Controversial, reviewed in Buffington (2011). Putatively reared from Tephritidae or Drosophilidae (Wharton and Yoder, 2020) (unlike the rest of the Diglyphosematini which attack leaf-mining Agromyzidae), but there are no isolated rearings to confirm this (van Noort et al. 2015; Wharton and Yoder, 2020).

Links Parasitoids of Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae (Robert Wharton and Matt Yoder).

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, 243–366.

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

Wharton, RA and Yoder, MJ. Parasitoids of Fruit-Infesting Tephritidae. http://paroffit.org.

Credits

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

Photographs © Robert Wharton (Texas A&M University).


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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