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Garudella Buffington and Forshage

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

Garudella Buffington and Forshage, 2014. Type species: Garudella acothonaspis Buffington and Forshage, 2014.

Garudella afrotropica Buffington and Forshage, 2014
Distribution

Afrotropical region: Republic of Congo.

Oriental region: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.

Biology

Unknown, but hypothesized to be parasitoids of cyclorrhaphous
Diptera in semi-concealed habitats such as dung (Buffington & Forshage, 2014).

References

Buffington, ML & Forshage, M. 2014. The Description of Garudella Buffington and Forshage, New Genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 116 (3): 225-242.

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).


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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