Xyalaspis Hartig

Ward, D. F., 2014, Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera), Zootaxa 3878 (6), pp. 563-579 : 567

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.5669835

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6600CF74-FFCF-EA1F-FF23-C8441F6331E4

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Xyalaspis Hartig
status

 

Xyalaspis Hartig

( Figs. 5 View FIGURES 4 – 5 , 19, 20 View FIGURES 17 – 20 )

Xyalaspis is a new record for New Zealand, which likely represents an adventive species. The identification of Xyalaspis is based on the scutellar spine ( Fergusson 1985). A species level determination has not been made, but it is not X. victoriensis (which has a very elongate scutellar spine), the only Xyalaspis in Australia ( New 1979). The apex of the scutellum in both Anacharis and Xyalaspis is very prominent, however, the two can be separated as Anacharis has an elongate petiole and an internally carinated transverse groove in the mesopleuron. Xyalaspis is uncommonly collected (only 15 specimens in the NZAC) but is widespread. North Island: AK, HB, TO. South Island: MC, NN, SL. The first record is from 1959, and a number of records are associated with orchards (from HB, MC, and NN). Two NZAC records indicate it is a parasitoid of Neuroptera .

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Loc

Xyalaspis Hartig

Ward, D. F. 2014
2014
Loc

Anacharis

Dalman 1823
1823
Loc

Anacharis

Dalman 1823
1823