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Ganaspidium Weld

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

Ganaspidium Weld, 1955

Ganaspidium species (South Africa).

Distribution

Afrotropical region: South Africa (van Noort et al., 2015). Also in Nearctic region: Western United States, southwestern Canada, and Northern Mexico (Buffington 2011).

Biology

Parasitoids of leaf-mining Agromyzidae in arid habitats (Buffington 2011).

References

Buffington, M.L. 2011. Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the Diglyphosematini Belizin, 1961, and the description of a new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 113: 239290.

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).

Map illustration 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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