The Afrotropical species of Habritella Girault & Dodd (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
The previously endemic Australian genus Habritella Girault & Dodd, 1915 is reported for the first time in the Afrotropical region with four new species: H. africana sp. nov., H. mandibulata sp. nov., H. noyesi sp. nov., and H. viridifrons sp. nov. The males of Habritella are described for the first time. A new generic synonymy and combination are also proposed: Ezgia Koçak & Kemal, 2008 syn. nov. and H. stylifera (Bouček, 1988) comb. nov. Habritella is redescribed to accommodate the newly discovered and transferred species. An illustrated key to the Afrotropical species is provided.
Bouček Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A Biosystematic Revision of Genera of Fourteen Families, with a Reclassification of Species. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K./ Cambrian News Ltd, Aberystwyth, Wales.
Bouček Z. & Rasplus J.-Y. 1991. Illustrated Key to West-Palaearctic genera of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris.
Darilmaz M.C. & Özdikmen H. 2009. Replacement names for some preoccupied chalcidoid genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Journal of Entomological Science 44 (1): 37–42. https://doi.org/10.18474/0749-8004-44.1.37
Gibson G.A.P. 1997. Morphology and terminology. In: Gibson G.A.P., Huber J.T. & Woolley J.B. (eds) Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): 16–44. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.
Girault A.A. 1915. Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea – VIII. The family Miscogasteridae with descriptions of new genera and species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 4: 185–202. Available from https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13217223 [accessed 9 Mar. 2022].
Koçak A.Ö. & Kemal M. 2008. Nomenclatural notes on the genus group names in the order Hymenoptera (Chalcidoidea). Miscellaneous Papers, Centre for Entomological Studies, Ankara 143: 3–7.
Copyright (c) 2022 Mircea-Dan Mitroiu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Creative Commons Copyright Notices
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are NOT ALLOWED TO post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to taxonomic issues.