Kleidotoma subantarcticana Yoshimoto, 1964

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579 : 572

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3878.6.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:968051F6-9639-4145-AA0A-56763666EBBA

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5669861

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6600CF74-FFC2-EA12-FF23-CA931A823036

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Plazi

scientific name

Kleidotoma subantarcticana Yoshimoto, 1964
status

 

Kleidotoma subantarcticana Yoshimoto, 1964

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Kleidotoma has a broad range of host fly families worldwide ( Paretas-Martínez et al. 2013), and have been associated with cow dung, carrion and algal mats ( Beardsley 1993; Buffington 2010). They are easily recognised by having a bilobed distal margin of the forewing. The only other cynipoid taxa with this character are emarginines.

In New Zealand, one native species is described, Kleidotoma subantarcticana , which has been found from larvae and pupae of kelp flies ( Coelopidae ) on several subantarctic islands ( Yoshimoto 1964). However, there are also several further species of Kleidotoma in the NZAC. Kleidotoma is very widely distributed. North Island: AK, BP, HB, ND, TK, TO, WI, WN, WO. South Island: BR, CO, FD, KA, MC, MK, NN, OL, SD, SL, WD. Offshore Islands: AN, AU, CA, CH, SN.

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Genus

Kleidotoma