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A Review of Alloxysta Species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae) from Africa

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Pujade-Villar, J.
African entomology 2013 v.21 no.2 pp. 255-266
Alloxysta victrix, Dilyta, Figitidae, insects, tropics, Africa, United States
Charipinae material from Africa deposited in the Natural History Museum of London, Canadian National Collection of Insects and the United States National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) has been revised. A total of 275 specimens have been examined and 16 species have been determined. They belong to four genera: Alloxysta, Apocharips, Dilyta and Phaenoglyphis. Eight Alloxysta species are here recorded for the first time from Africa: Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902), Alloxysta brevis (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta castanea (Hartig, 1841), Alloxysta citripes (Thomson, 1862), Alloxysta mullensis (Cameron, 1883), Alloxysta pilipennis (Hartig, 1840), Alloxysta postica (Hartig, 1841) and Alloxysta victrix (Westwood, 1833); five of them from the Afro tropical Region. New records are established for some species previously known from this region. Diagnoses for the new Alloxysta records are given; their main diagnostic features are shown in different plates. Dilyta camerounensis Lebel & Modeste, 2007 is considered as nomen dubius. A key to African Charipinae is also given.