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Tessmannella spinosa Hedicke

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

Tessmannella spinosa Hedicke 1912. Holotype: in ZMHU. Type Locality: Uelleburg (Equatorial Guinea).

 

Distribution

Equatorial Guinea. MAP

Diagnosis

Closely resembles T. expansa and T. nigra by having the entire forewing uniformly infuscate (medially hyaline in T. copelandi, T. kiplingi and T.roberti); distinguished from T. expansa and T. nigra by the possession of a circum clypeal carina (lacking in these latter species).

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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