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Tessmannella roberti Buffington & van Noort

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

Tessmannella roberti Buffington & van Noort, 2012. Holotype: in USNM. Type Locality: Abio, Lesio Louna Reserve, 03°06.020'S 15°31.440'E (Congo).

HOLOTYPE  

PARATYPE

Xenocynips_sp

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Distribution

Central African Republic; Congo. MAP

Diagnosis

Closely resembling T. kiplingi and T. copelandi in having the medial portion of the forewing hyaline; distinguished from these species by having a single infuscate patch in the marginal cell and immediately posterior (two patches in T. kiplingi), and having the central scutellar area areolate (smooth in T. copelandi).

Etymology

Named in honor of the first author’s father, Dr. Robert Buffington.

Biology

Unknown.

References

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

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

Credits

Photographs © 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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