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Key to genera of Afrotropical Cynipidae

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

ClassificationCynipoidea keys


1. Occipital carina present (a); forewing areolet rhomboidal, elongate (b); hypopygium abrupt, ventral spine absent; with a dense tuft of long setae (c); gall-inducers on Scolopia Qwaqwaia (Qwaqwaiini)


- Occipital carina absent (A); forewing areolet triangular (B); hypopygium with a distinct, elongate ventral spine, subapical setae never forming a dense tuft (C) 2


2. Metasomal tergites 2+3 fused into a single segment (a); radial cell closed, areolet present (b); inquiline in galls on Searsia Rhoophilus (Synergini)


- Tergites 27 free (A); radial cell open, may be semi-closed (B); areolet present or absent (B); gall-inducers on herbaceous plants Phanacis (Aylacini)


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


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

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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