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Ganaspis Förster

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

Ganaspis Förster, 1869

Ganaspis species (Central African Republic).
 

Ganaspis mahensis Kieffer, 1911 (Seychelles)

 

Ganaspis ruandana (Benoit, 1956) (Rwanda)

Ganaspis xanthopoda (Ashmead, 1896) (worldwide)

Distribution

Worldwide. Afrotropical records: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen (van Noort et. al. in press).

Biology

Usually attacking Drosophilidae in various habitats but sometimes also fruit-infesting Tephritidae or other flies. (Nordlander & Grijpma,1991; literature on lab Ganaspis on Drosophila as well as applied entomology literature on Ganaspis reared from fruit-infestors: Melk and Govind, 1999; Vass and Nappi, 2000). None of the host records are from Africa.

References

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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