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Platygaster Latrielle

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

Platygaster Latrielle, 1809.

Platygaster acaciae Buhl, 2007 (Kenya)

Platygaster alticola Kieffer, 1910 (Rwanda)

Platygaster baezi Buhl, 2004 (Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya)

Platygaster cuspidata Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster danyiensis Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Platygaster diplosisae Risbec, 1956 (Afrotropical)

Platygaster dombeyae Risbec, 1953 (Madagascar)

Platygaster dryomiae Dieuzeide, 1927 (Afrotropical)

Platygaster ethiopica Buhl, 2004 (Ethiopia)

Platygaster flagellata Buhl, 2003 (South Africa)

Platygaster fusca Buhl, 2004 (Kenya)

Platygaster gambiana Buhl, 2006 (Gambia)

Platygaster grandidieri Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Platygaster hamadryas Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster hedayati Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Platygaster kenyana Buhl, 2004 (Kenya)

Platygaster kwamgumiensis Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania, Togo)


Platygaster laticornis Buhl, 2004 (Ethiopia)

Platygaster leptothorax Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster leroyi Risbec, 1958 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Platygaster liga Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Platygaster lobata Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Platygaster madagascariensis Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Platygaster mahensis Kieffer, 1912 (Seychelles)

Platygaster malaisei Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster mandrakae Risbec, 1955 (Madagascar)

Platygaster maroantsetrensis Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Platygaster matuschanskavaskyi Buhl, 2003 (South Africa, Swaziland)

Platygaster mazumbaiensis Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster muscivora Risbec, 1950 (Afrotropical)

Platygaster natalensis Buhl, 2003 (South Africa)

Platygaster nielseni Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster nigeriana Buhl, 2004 (Nigeria)

Platygaster oculata Buhl, 2004 (Uganda)

Platygaster otandjoboliensis Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Platygaster pauliani Risbec, 1953 (Madagascar)

Platygaster perineti Risbec, 1953 (Madagascar)

Platygaster philippiae Risbec, 1953 (Madagascar)

Platygaster pilco Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Platygaster piso Sundholm, 1970 (Lesotho)

Platygaster planivertex Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Platygaster platyptera Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster polaszeki Buhl, 2004 (Ivory Coast, Kenya)

Platygaster pubiventris Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster risbeciana Buhl, 2015 (Madagascar)

Platygaster rwankwiensis Risbec, 1958 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Platygaster setiventris Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Platygaster setosa Buhl, 2003 (South Africa)

Platygaster sonnei Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster splendens Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Platygaster subanguliceps Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Platygaster subplana Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster terco Sundholm, 1970 (South Africa)

Platygaster tricarinata Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Platygaster tschirnhausi Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Platygaster tsitsikamensis Buhl, 2005 (South Africa)

Platygaster udzungwensis Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Platygaster ultima Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster vertexialis Buhl, 2011 (Tanzania)

Platygaster vilhelmseni Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Platygaster warda Buhl, 2004 (Ivory Coast)

Platygaster zambiana Buhl, 2007 (Zambia)


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


Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).


Buhl, P.N. 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, P.N. 2005. New species of South African Platygastrinae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie  26(16): 281-304.

Buhl, P.N. 2007. New or little known exotic Platygastrinae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie 28: 285-292.

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

Buhl, P.N. 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: 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.

Latreille, PA. 1809. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum, secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata. Vol. 4. Amand Koenig, Paris. 399 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.


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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