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Trjapitziniola vanharteni Buffington & van Noort

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

Tylosema vanharteni Buffington & van Noort, 2006. Holotype: in United States National Museum, Washington DC. Type Locality: United Arab Emirates: Wadi Maidaq, 25.18N 56.07E.

Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_habitus Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_face
Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_mesosoma_lateral Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_mesosoma_dorsal
Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_forewing Trjapitziniola_vanharteni_scutellum

Distribution

United Arab Emirates: Wadi Maidaq.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

Separated from T. popovi by having scape 2X length of radicle (1.25X length of radicle in T. vanharteni), posterior portion of mesopleuron entirely striate (posteriorly smooth in T. popovi), having ventral portion of metapleuron smooth (crenulate in T. popovi) and having ventro-posterior aspects of propodeum setose (glabrous in T. popovi).

Etymology

Named after the collector Antonius van Harten.

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.

Credits

Photographs of HOLOTYPE Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) first published in Zootaxa 1392.

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.

 

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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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