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Trichoplasta Benoit

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

Trichoplasta Benoit, 1956.

  (27 species: Worldwide)
  Trichoplasta amamiensis (Yoshimoto & Yasumatsu, 1965) (Ryukyu Archipelago [Japan])
 

Trichoplasta bicolor Quinlan, 1986 (South Africa)

  Trichoplasta brevispina (Masner, 1960) (Kenya, Zimbabwe)
  Trichoplasta conica Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya)
  Trichoplasta contrasta Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria)
  Trichoplasta equalis Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria)
  Trichoplasta extensus Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  Trichoplasta filiformis Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa)
  Trichoplasta floccosa (Yoshimoto, 1962) (Ryukyu Archipelago [Japan])
  Trichoplasta gracilicornis Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa)
  Trichoplasta longispina Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
 

Trichoplasta medlia Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria)

  Trichoplasta narrata Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda)
 

Trichoplasta novema Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda)

  Trichoplasta octonarius Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  Trichoplasta quinclava Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  Trichoplasta rufus Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar)
  Trichoplasta surinamensis (Hedicke, 1914) (Argentina, Suriname)
Trichoplasta tanganyikensis (Weld, 1944) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania)
  Trichoplasta testacea Quinlan, 1986 (Nigeria)
  Trichoplasta unicolora Quinlan, 1986 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
 

Trichoplasta zeus Quinlan, 1986 (Cameroon)

Distribution

Worldwide, except for Neotropical region.

Biology

Unknown.

References

Nordlander, G. 1982. Identities and relationships of the previously confused genera Odonteucoila, Coneucoela, and Trichoplasta (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea: Eucoilidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 13: 269292. https://doi.org/10.1163/187631282X00327

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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