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Oberthuerella Saussure

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

Oberthuerella Saussure 1890. Type species: Oberthuerella lenticularis Saussure by monotypy.

Oberthuerella abscinda Quinlan, 1979

Oberthuerella aureopilosa Benoit, 1955

Oberthuerella breviscutellaris Benoit, 1955

Oberthuerella crassicornis Benoit, 1955

Oberthuerella cyclopia Buffington and van Noort, 2012

Oberthuerella eschara Buffington and van Noort, 2012

Oberthuerella kibalensis van Noort and Buffington, 2012

Oberthuerella lenticularis Saussure, 1890

Oberthuerella longicaudata Benoit, 1955

Oberthuerella longispinosa Benoit, 1955

 

Oberthuerella nigra Kieffer, 1910

Oberthuerella nigrescens Benoit, 1955

Oberthuerella pardolatus Buffington and van Noort, 2012

Oberthuerella sharkeyi Buffington and van Noort, 2012

Oberthuerella simba Buffington and van Noort, 2012

Oberthuerella tibialis Kieffer, 1904

Oberthuerella transiens (Benoit, 1955)

Oberthuerella triformis Quinlan, 1979

Distribution

Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Unknown.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1955. Les Liopteridae Oberthurellinae du Congo Belge. Revue de Zoologie

et de Botanique Africaines 52: 283293.

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2012. Revision of the Afrotropical Oberthuerellinae (Cynipoidea: Liopteridae). Zookeys 202: 1-154.

Quinlan, J. 1979. A revisionary classification of the Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) of the Ethiopian Zoogeographical Region. Aspicerinae (Figitidae) and Oberthuerellinae (Liopteridae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 39: 85-133.

Ronquist, F. 1995. Phylogeny and classification of the Liopteridae, an archaic group of cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 46: 1-74.

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

Credits

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

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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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