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Nixonia Masner

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family Nixoniidae)

Nixonia Masner, 1958. Type species: Nixonia pretiosa Masner, 1958.

Identification key to species

Nixonia atra Masner, 1970

Nixonia bini Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia corrugata Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia elongata Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia flavocincta Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia gigas Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia krombeini Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia lamorali Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia masneri van Noort & Johnson, 2009

Nixonia mcgregori van Noort & Johnson, 2009

Nixonia pecki Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia pretiosa Masner, 1958

Nixonia priesneri Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia sicaria Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia stygica Johnson & Masner, 2006

Nixonia watshami Johnson & Masner, 2006

Distribution

Afrotropical, Indo-Australasian, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Egg parasitoid of armoured ground cricket, Acanthoplus discoidalis (Walker) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae, Hetrodinae).

References

Johnson, N.L. & Masner, L. 2006. Revision of World Species of the Genus Nixonia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). American Museum Novitates 3518: 1-32.

Masner, L. 1958. An interesting new genus of Platygastridae from S.W. Africa (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B) 27:101-104.

Masner, L. 1970. A new  species of Nixonia Masner from Rhodesia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72:90-93.

van Noort, S. 2008. South African survey reveals further Nixonia gems. Skaphion 2(13): 1-3.

van Noort, S. & Johnson, N. 2009. New species of the plesiomorphic genus Nixonia (Platygastridae, Hymenoptera) from South Africa. Zookeys 20: 31-51.

Credits

Photographs Norman Johnson (Ohio State University Collection) or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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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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