oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A redescription of Ruandella testacea Risbec, 1957 with new synonymy (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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