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Tylosema nigerrimum Kieffer

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

Tylosema nigerrimum Kieffer 1905. Holotype: in Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle Paris. Type Locality: Tebessa, Algeria

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Distribution

Algeria: Tebessa.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

Separated from T. dayae by having the scutellar disk shagreened and distinctly margined posteriorly (smooth and lacking margin in T. dayae); separated from T. ronquisti by having a rugulose/areolate lateral aspect of the pronotum (smooth in T. ronquisti) and a shagreened mesoscutum (smooth in T. ronquisti).

Etymology

Nigerrimum = blackest. Superlative of niger (adjective) = black; rimus (adjective) - superlative suffix = most ( -est). Reference to black colouration of species.

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

Kieffer, J.J. 1905. Description de quelques Hyménoptères exotiques. Bulletin de la Societé Histoires Naturelles de Metz, 24, 85-114.

Credits

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


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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