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Stentorceps tubicen Quinlan

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

Stentorceps tubicen Quinlan, 1984. Type in: The Natural History Museum (London) (BMNH).

ClassificationFigitidae keysCynipoidea keys

Diagnosis Differs from other species of Stentorceps in having a large, heavily flared corniculum with
an ovoid dorsal terminus. The cornicula of S. vuvuzela, S. zuparkoi and S. weedlei have similarly
shaped dorsal termini, but the cornicula are much smaller and are not strongly flared (S. zuparkoi and S. vuvuzela also possess thinner pyriform protuberances). Stentorceps heimdalli and S. abbotti have cornicula of similar size to S. tubicen, but the dorsal terminus is not egg-shaped. Stentorceps tubicen also has a smooth anterior half of the dorsal scutellar surface, unlike S. heimdalli (which is longitudinally striate).
Etymology  
Holotype Name registration. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act: A78E500C-2922-47CC-8E57-F0A03512446F.
urn:lsid:biosci.ohio-state.edu:osucconcepts: 271822

Type material. Holotype. KENYA: Nairobi Capital Area, Karen, i-1982v-1982, Malaise trap, C.F.
Dewhurst (19, USNM ENT00655804). Deposited in BMNH.
Distribution Kenya, Zimbabwe.

Link to distribution map. http://hol.osu.edu/map-full.html?id=271822

Biology

Unknown.

References

Nielsen, M. & Buffington, M. 2011. Redescription of Stentorceps Quinlan, 1984 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), with a description of five new species. African Entomology 19: 597613.

Quinlan, J. 1984. Stentorceps, a remarkable new genus of eucoilid (Hymenoptera) from Africa. Systematic Entomology 9: 479485. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub: B28A151C-9622-4EAD-9C5C-B1D5668C9DB7.

Credits

 

Photographs Nielsen & Buffington.

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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