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Xyalophora provancheri Jimenez & Pujade-Villar

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

Xyalophora provancheri Jimenez & Pujade-Villar, 2008. Holotype in Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa (CNCI). Type Locality: Kompienga (Burkina Faso).
Holotype female (CNCI)
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_habitus_lateral Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_habitus_dorsal
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_head_mesosoma_lateral Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_head_mesosoma_dorsal
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_head_anterior Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_head_mes_dorsolat
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_head_antennae Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_antenna
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_metasoma_lateral Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_metasoma_dorsal
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_occiput Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_pronotum_anterior
Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_wing Xyalophora_provancheri_HT_CNCI_labels
Distribution

Burkina Faso. The locality is misspelt on the holotype label: Komprenya should be Kompienga (John Huber CNCI pers. comm. 2014).

Biology

Unknown.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1956. Figitinae nouveaux du Congo Belge (Cynip.-Figitidae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 53: 377–384.

Ionescu, M.A. 1969. Hymenoptera Cynipoidea. Fauna Republicii Socialiste România, Insecta vol IX, fasc 6, 292 pp.

Jiménez, M., Paretas-Martínez J. & Pujade-Villar, J. 2008. Revision of Xyalophora Kieffer and description of Xyalophoroides gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Figitinae). European Journal of Entomology 105: 751–769.

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: 37–69. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.453.8511

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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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

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