|Notice:||This page is derived from the original publication listed below, whose author(s) should always be credited. Further contributors may edit and improve the content of this page and, consequently, need to be credited as well (see
). Any assessment of factual correctness requires a careful review of the original article as well as of subsequent contributions.
If you are uncertain whether your planned contribution is correct or not, we suggest that you use the associated discussion page instead of editing the page directly.
This page should be cited as follows (rationale):
Citation formats to copy and paste
TY - JOUR
See also the citation download page at the journal.
Qwaqwaia has a dorsally wide pronotum, a character shared with members of the Synergini and the Aylacini (especially some species of Phanacis). However, the presence of only two prominent teeth on the right mandible and a parascutal carina that extends anteriorly all the way to the notaulus separate Qwaqwaia scolopiae from species of these two tribes (Liljeblad et al. 2011).
Qwaqwaia has a strong, sharp occipital carina, which distinguishes this genus from both other Afrotropical representatives of this family where the carina is absent. Marginal cell of forewing closed, with veins heavily pigmented, a character state shared with Rhoophilus, however, the areolet is elongate rhomboidal whereas it is triangular in Rhoophilus. The hypopygium is short, abrupt, without a projecting ventral spine (present in both other genera), with dense setae forming an apical tuft.
South Africa: Kwazulu-Natal; Mpumalanga.
Qwaqwaia scolopiae Liljeblad, Nieves-Aldrey & Melika, 2011 (South Africa)
- Noort, S; Buffington, M; Forshage, M; 2015: Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) ZooKeys, (493): 1-176. doi