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Figitidae keys

Keys to figitid wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

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Identification keys are presented in two different formats: traditional dichotomous keys where a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue, and Lucid matrix keys where relevant states from multiple character features can be selected independently until identification is achieved. For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org.

Figitidae World subfamilies  

Lucid matrix key to World subfamilies of Figitidae

(Buffington, Forshage, Liljeblad, Tang & van Noort, 2020)

Lucid matrix key


Figitidae Afrotropical subfamilies    

Key to Afrotropical subfamilies of Figitidae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key


Anacharitinae Afrotropical genera    

Key to Afrotropical genera of Anacharitinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key


Aspicerinae Afrotropical  genera    

Key to Afrotropical genera of Aspicerinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key

Aspicerinae Anacharoides species    

Key to world species of Anacharoides

 

(Buffington & van Noort, 2009)

Standard Dichotomus key

 


Charipinae Afrotropical  genera    

Key to Afrotropical genera of Charipinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key


Eucoilinae Afrotropical genera    

Key to Afrotropical genera of Eucoilinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2015)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key

Eucoilinae Stentorceps species    

Key to world species of Stentorceps

 

(Nielson & Buffington, 2011)

Standard Dichotomus key

 


Figitinae Afrotropical genera    

Key to Afrotropical genera of Figitinae

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2014)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key

Figitinae Xyalophora species    

Key to Afrotropical species of Xyalophora

 

(van Noort, Buffington & Forshage, 2014)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key


Pycnostigminae World genera and species    

Key to world genera and species of Pycnostigminae

 

(Buffington & van Noort, 2007)

Standard Dichotomus key

Lucid matrix key


References

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2007. A world revision of Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 1392: 1-30

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2009. A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species. Zookeys 20: 245-274.

Nielsen, M. & Buffington, M. 2011. Redescription of Stentorceps Quinlan, 1984 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), with a description of five new species. African Entomology 19: 597613.

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

van Noort, S, Buffington, ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 494: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353

Credits

Photographs included in the keys Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).

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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