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Tylosema ronquisti Buffington & van Noort

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

Tylosema ronquisti Buffington & van Noort 2007. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum. Type LocalityWestern Cape Province. Langberg Farm, (3km 270o W Langebaanweg), 32o58.461S 18o07.344E

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Distribution

South Africa: Western Cape Province: Langberg Farm.

Biology

Unknown.

Diagnosis

Separated from T. dayae by having rugulose sculpture around lateral and posterior margins (entirely smooth in T. dayae), and the disk of the scutellum possessing a distinct posterior margin bounded by a carina (no carina in T. dayae); separated from T. nigerrimum by having a smoother lateral aspect of pronotum (areolate and rugulose in T. nigerrimum).

Etymology

Named in honour of Fredrik Ronquist (Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA).

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 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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