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Fidiobia Ashmead

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

Fidiobia Ashmead, 1894. Type species:


Fidiobia benjamini (Nixon), 1969 (Kenya)

Fidiobia danielssoni Buhl, 2001 (South Africa)

Fidiobia filicornis Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Fidiobia semirufa Buhl, 2014 (Togo)

Fidiobia tanzaniana Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)

Fidiobia tschirnhausi Buhl, 2014 (Togo)


Fidiobia zebra Buhl, 2010 (Tanzania)


Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo.




Ashmead, W.H. 1894. A new genus and species of Proctotrypidae and a new species of Brachysticha, bred by Prof. F.M.Webster. J. Cincinn. Soc. nat. Hist., 17: 170-172.

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.

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.


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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