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Neralsia splendens (Borgmeier)

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

Xyalophora splendens Borgmeier, 1935. Holotype in  Type Locality:

Distribution

Argentina, Brazil.

Biology

Host: Sarcophagula occidua (Fabricius) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), collected on human, equine and bovine dung (Diaz et al. 2000).

References

Borgmeier, T. 1935. Sobre alguns Cynipideos parasiticos e cecidogenos do Brasil (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae). Arquivos do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal 2: 97-124.

Diaz, N. 1990. Presencia de Neralsia splendens en la República Argentina (Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Neotropica 36: 22.

Diaz, N. & F. Gallardo. 1995. Aportes al conocimiento de Neralsia splendens en la Argentina (Hymenoptera: Figitidae). Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 54: 74.

Diaz, N. & F. Gallardo. 1996. Sobre cinipoideos del Brasil, parasitoides de dipteros estercoleros (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 55: 127-129.

Diaz, N.B., Gallardo, F.E., Marchiori, C.H., & Linhares, A.X. 2000. Cynipoidea parasitoids of dung-flies in Brazil. II (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 29(3): 469-474.

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.

 

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