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Inostemma Haliday

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

Inostemma Haliday, 1833. Type species: Psilus boscii Jurine, 1807, by monotypy.

Inostemma africanum Ghesquière, 1939 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Inostemma ambilobei (Risbec, 1955) (Madagascar)

Inostemma dux Buhl, 2007 (South Africa)

Inostemma nitidum Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Inostemma rugosum Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Inostemma senegalense Risbec, 1950 (Senegal)

Inostemma soederlundi Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Inostemma sylvaticum (Risbec, 1953) (Madagascar)

Inostemma transversiceps Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Inostemma tschirnhausi Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.


Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).


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

Buhl PN. 2015. New species of Platygastrinae from the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Entomofauna Zeitschrift für Entomologie 36: 313-332.

Haliday, AH. 1833. An essay on the classification of the parasitic Hymenoptera of Britain, which correspond with the Ichneumones minuti of Linnaeus. Entomological Magazine 1: 259-276.

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.


Photographs © 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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