oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A redescription of Ruandella testacea Risbec, 1957 with new synonymy (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)
|Article Title||A redescription of Ruandella testacea Risbec, 1957 with new synonymy (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, London.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1972|
|Pages||265 - 268|
|Keyword(s)||Ruandella testacea Risbec|
Risbec (1957) descriptionbed Ruandella, a monobasic genus from Africa. This genus, like others descriptionbed by that author, has remained unrecognized. Recently, Subba Rao (March 1971) descriptionbed a new genus, Turnerella, and a month later Annecke (1971) descriptionbed Macchiencyrtus. Annecke based his genus on three species that were reared from known hosts. Turnerella Subba Rao is preoccupied by Turnerella Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Apidae), and my recent studies have shown that both Turnerella Subba Rao and Macchiencyrtus Annecke are junior subjective synonyms of Ruandella Risbec. This new synonymy is shown below.
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