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Leptacis Förster

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

Leptacis Förster 1856


Leptacis acanthia Buhl, 2005 (South Africa, Togo)

Leptacis acuticlava Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis africana Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo)

Leptacis ambrensis Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis aramis Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis aranea Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis athos Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo)

Leptacis bidentata Buhl, 2004 (Tanzania, Togo)

Leptacis bispinosa Buhl, 2005 (South Africa, Togo)

Leptacis brevigaster Buhl, 2004 (Ivory Coast, Nigeria)

Leptacis celisi (Risbec, 1958) (Madagascar)

Leptacis cylindrica Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Leptacis dendrophila Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis dilatispina Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)


Leptacis disticha Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis dux Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria)

Leptacis elongaticeps Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Leptacis exigua Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis filiclava Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Leptacis flavosignata (Kieffer, 1912) (Seychelles)

Leptacis fusiformis Buhl, 2005 (South Africa, Togo)

Leptacis graciliventris Buhl, 2003 (South Africa)

Leptacis hanseni Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Leptacis humifusa Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Leptacis insularis Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis ioannoui Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis johnsoni Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis katanga Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis kivuensis (Risbec, 1958) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis kryi Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)


Leptacis laevipleura Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis latipetiolata Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis leptoventris Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania, Togo)

Leptacis leroyi (Risbec, 1958) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria)

Leptacis limnocharis (Kieffer, 1910) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis longispinula Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis longiciliata Buhl, 2003 (Guinea-Bissau)

Leptacis luboi Buhl, 2003 (South Africa)

Leptacis macrotoma (Kieffer, 1910) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis madagascariensis Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Leptacis maritima Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Leptacis mckameyi Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis microcera Buhl, 2003 (Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Togo)

Leptacis mitratus Huggert, 1976 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis nana Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis nigrotrochanterica Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Leptacis ndundulensis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Leptacis oculata Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis pallidispina Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis papei Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis pauliani (Risbec, 1953) (Madagascar)

Leptacis piestopleuroides Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis pilosa Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis pilosiscutellata Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Leptacis popovicii Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Leptacis porthos Masner, 1960 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Leptacis pronotata Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania, Togo)

Leptacis pubicornis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Leptacis pumilio Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis quadrilineata Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Leptacis risbeci Masner, 1960 (Rèunion)

Leptacis sensillosa Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Leptacis tschirnhausiana Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Leptacis seyrigi Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis soederlundi Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis tenuis Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Leptacis terricola Masner, 1960 (Ivory Coast, Togo)

Leptacis togoensis Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Leptacis trilineata Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Leptacis udzungwensis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania, Togo)

Leptacis villosa Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Leptacis wawa Buhl, 2015 (Togo)

Leptacis xestonota Masner, 1960 (Madagascar)

Leptacis species




Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).


Buhl PN. 2003. New species of African Platygastrinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Phegea 31: 25-32.

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. 2011. Species of Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae from rainforest canopies in Tanzania, with keys to the Afrotropical species of Amblyaspis, Inostemma, Leptacis, Platygaster and Synopeas (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 154(1): 75-126. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119434-900000309

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.

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

Huggert, L. 1976. A new genus and three new species of Platygastridae from Zaire. With a key to the species of Iphitrachelus Walk. and supplementary descriptions of Leptacis spp. (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Entomologica Scandinavica, 7: 217-229.

Masner L. 1960. A revision of the African species of the genus Leptacis Först. (Hymenoptera, Platygasteridae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 62: 1–34.

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), or

Photographs © Peter Buhl (Sakskøbing, Denmark).

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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