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Protelenomus Kieffer

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

Protelenomous Kieffer, 1906. Type species: Protelenomus flavicornis Kieffer, 1906.

Protelenomus anoplocnemidis (Ghesquière, 1948)

Protelenomus gajadanta Veenakumari, 2019 (Ivory Coast)

Protelenomus lutulii Veenakumari, 2019 (South Africa)

Protelenomus maasai Veenakumari, 2019 (Tanzania)

Protelenomus yao Veenakumari, 2019 (Mozambique)

Protelenomus zulu Veenakumari, 2019 (South Africa)

Distribution

Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Egg parasitoids. Hosts: Anoplocnemis phasiana, A. curvipes and Pseudotheraptus devastans (Coreidae). Adults are phoretic on teh adult host coreid bugs (Veenakumari et al, 2019).

References

Ghesquière, J. 1948. Contribution à l’étude des Microhyménoptères du Congo belge. XII. Un Proctotrupien phorétique nouveau (Hym. Scelionidae). Revue de zoologie et de botanique africaines 40: 323–327.

Risbec, J. 1950. Contribution a l’étude des Proctotrupidae (Serphiidae). Pages 568–577. – In: Risbec, J., Travaux du Laboratoire d’Entomologie du Secteur Soudanis de Recherches agronomiques. Gouvernement Général de l’Afrique Occidentale Granéaise, Paris, 639 pp.

Veenakumari, K. & Notton, D. & Polaszek, A. 2019. World Revision of the Genus Protelenomus Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Telenominae). Annales Zoologici 69: 381-406.  https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2019.69.2.006

Credits

Photographs © Kamalanathan Veenakumari (National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore).

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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