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Ambylaspis Förster

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

Ambylaspis Förster, 1856. Type species: Platygaster tritici Walker, 1835, designated by Kieffer (1926).
 

Amblyaspis elgonensis Buhl, 2006 (Kenya)

Amblyaspis iringensis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Ambylaspis nanus Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Amblyaspis naskreckii Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Amblyaspis polaszeki Buhl, 2004 (Ivory Coast)

Amblyaspis tschirnhausi Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

 

Amblyaspis udzungwensis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

  Amblyaspis whitmani Buhl, 2001 (South Africa)

Distribution

Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo.

Also Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).

References

Buhl PN. 2004. New or little known species of Platygastrinae from Africa (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie 25: 333-344.
Buhl, P.N. 2004. New African Platygastrinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Folia entomologica hungarica 65: 65–84.
Buhl PN. 2005. New species of South African Platygastrinae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). –Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie 26: 281–304.

Buhl PN. 2010. Platygastridae from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea). Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 6: 29–46.

Buhl PN. 2014. New species and new records of Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae from
Togo (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). African Invertebrates 55: 67-117.

Förster, A. 1856. Hymenopterologische Studien. II. Heft. Chalcidae und Proctotrupii. Ernst ter Meer, Aachen. 152 pp.

Masner L. 1993. Superfamily Platygastroidea (pp. 558-565). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Masner, L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

Sundholm, A. 1970. Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea. South African Animal Life 14: 305-401.

Credits

Photographs © Peter Buhl (Sakskøbing, Denmark).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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