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Kleidotoma Westwood

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

Kleidotoma Westwood, 1833

Kleidotoma species
Kleidotoma species
 

Kleidotoma africana Kieffer, 1910 (Rwanda)

Kleidotoma arbitra Quinlan, 1986 (South Africa, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe)

Kleidotoma bifurcata Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma conica Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma distenda Quinlan, 1986 (Nigeria, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma eala Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma elongula Quinlan, 1986 (South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe)

Kleidotoma erebus Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma favus Quinlan, 1986 (Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo,  Zimbabwe)

Kleidotoma fimbriata Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma montana Kieffer, 1910 (Rwanda) Species incertae sedis (Quinlan 1986)

Kleidotoma morsum Quinlan, 1986 (South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma nigrans Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma nitidiuscula Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kleidotoma norma Quinlan, 1986 (Zimbabwe)

Kleidotoma strigosa Quinlan, 1986 (Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria,  Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe)

Kleidotoma ventosus Quinlan, 1986 (Ethiopia, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Distribution

Worldwide. Afrotropical region: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, St Helena, Uganda, Zimbabwe,  Yemen.

Biology Parasitoids of flies (Drosophilidae, Sepsidae, Ephydridae) living in concealed and decomposing habitats i.e. debris, dung, carrion, fruit, fungi, grass, sea-wrack, aquatic plants etc. 

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, 243366.

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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