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Nordlanderia Quinlan

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

Nordlanderia Quinlan, 1986
Nordlanderia species
 

Nordlanderia acis Quinlan, 1986 (Namibia, South Africa)

Nordlanderia pallida Quinlan, 1986 (Ghana, South Africa)

Nordlanderia phaedrae Buffington, 2010 (Yemen)

Nordlanderia plowa Quinlan, 1986 (Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Distribution

Mainly Afrotropical, but extending to the Oriental region and the southern Palearctic. Afrotropical records: Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Quinlan 1986), Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen (van Noort et al. 2015). Particularly species-rich in South Africa.

Biology

Parasitoids of leaf-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.

Lin, K.S. 1988. The Eucoilidae from Taiwan (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Journal of Taiwan Museum 41 (2): 1-66.

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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