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Lonchidia clavicornis Thomson

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

Lonchidia clavicornis Thomson, 1862

Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_habitus_dorsal Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_habitus_lateral
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_body_dorsal Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_body_lateral
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_head_mesosoma_dorsal Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_head_mesosoma_lateral
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_antennae Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_head_mesosoma_anterolateral
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_mesopleuron_lateral Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_mesosoma_dorsal
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_scutellum_dorsal Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_wings
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_labels Imaged with Entovision system 2013

Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_habitus_lateral_LAS Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_head_anterior_LAS
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_head_mesosoma_lateral_LAS Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_habitus_dorsal_2_LAS
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_antennae_LAS Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_mesosoma_dorsal_LAS
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_metasoma_lateral_LAS Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_wings_LAS
Lonchidia_clavicornis_MZLU_labels_LAS Imaged with LAS 4.4 in 2014.

Distribution

South Africa. Also in Palaearctic region.

Biology

No host records exist. Hosts are expected to be saprophagous Brachycera larvae, but these wasps appear less directly associated with decomposing substrates like dung and carrion than many other figitines.

References

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 493: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2014. Review of Afrotropical Figitinae (Figitidae, Cynipoidea, Hymenoptera) with the first records of Neralsia and Lonchidia for the region. ZooKeys 453: 3769. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.453.8511

Credits

Photographs and map illustration 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.

 

Next genus: Neralsia


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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