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Gronotoma Förster

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

Gronotoma Förster, 1869

Gronotoma species
 

Gronotoma extraria (Quinlan, 1986) (Madagascar)

Gronotoma leptis (Quinlan, 1986) (Cameroon)

Gronotoma mauri (Quinlan, 1986) (South Africa)

Gronotoma parvula Kieffer, 1910 (Madagascar)

Gronotoma seychellensis Kieffer, 1911 (Madagascar)

Distribution

Worldwide, but mainly Holarctic. Rare in Afrotropical region: Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa.

Biology

Parasitoids of leaf-mining and stem-mining Agromyzidae (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). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113: 239-290.

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

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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