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Figitinae

Figitine wasps of the World

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys

Amphithectus Hartig, 1840 (Nearctic, Palaearctic)

 

Ferpereira Pujade-Villar, 2012 (Neotropical)

Figites Latrielle, 1802 (Worldwide)

  Foersterhomorus Pujade-Villar, Petersen-Silva & Paretas-Martinez, 2011 (Palaearctic)
Lonchidia Thomson, 1862 (Afrotropical, Nearctic, Palaearctic)
 

Nebulovena Pujade-Villar and Paretas-Martinez, 2012 (Palaearctic)

Neralsia Cameron, 1883 (Worldwide)

 

Paraschiza Weld, 1944 (Nearctic)

 

Sarothrioides Belizin, 1961 (Palaearctic)

Sarothrus Hartig, 1840 (Palaearctic, Nearctic)

 

Trischiza Förster, 1869 (Palaearctic, Nearctic)

Xyalophora Kieffer, 1901(Worldwide)
 

Xyalophoroides Jiménez and Pujade-Villar, 2008 (Nearctic)

 

Zygosis Förster, 1869 (Palaearctic)

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Parasitoids of cyclorrhaphous Diptera.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1956. Figitidae - Aspicerinae nouveaux du Congo Belge. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 53: 195-204.

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

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

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 1–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

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.

Forshage, M & Nordlander, G. 2018. The identity of figitid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) of anthomyiid flies in conifer cones. European Journal of Entomology 115: 104-111.

Hedicke, H. 1930. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Cynipiden. (Hym.) XVI Zur Synonymie der Anacharitinen, Eucoilinen und Figitinen. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1930: 74-76

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.

Mata-Casanova, N., Selfa, J., Pujade-Villar, J. 2018. The true identity of Amphithectus austriacus (Tavares, 1928): junior synonym of Amphithectus opacus (Thomson, 1862) n. comb. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Histňria Natural 82: 137-139.

Pujade-Villar, J. & Madl, M. 2011. First record of the subfamily Figitinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Madagascar: Figites vizekae nov. sp. Entomofauna 32: 469-476.

Ronquist, F. 1999. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of the Cynipoidea. Zoologica Scripta 28:139–164.

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

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

Credits

 

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or

Photographs © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS), or

Photographs © Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History).

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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