Kleidotoma subantarcticana Yoshimoto, 1964, Yoshimoto, 1964

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

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Kleidotoma subantarcticana Yoshimoto, 1964


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.


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