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Phorotrophus alcides (Wilkinson)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Acaenitinae; Genus: Phorotrophus)

Phaenolobus alcides Wilkinson, 1930. Holotype: in Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Morogoro, Tanzania.

Phorotrophus elevatus Benoit, 1952a (synonymy by Maquart et al. 2014).

Phorotrophus ugandensis Benoit, 1952b (synonymy by Townes & Townes, 1973).


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Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), taken with a hand-held Nikon FE2, 35 mm slide film and 105 mm macro lens in 2003.

Distribution

 

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Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Reared from Alcides brevirostris (Chevrolat) and A. erythropterus (Chevrolat) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Dolichos sp. (Fabaceae); reared from Alcides sp. on Abelmoschus esculentus (Malvaceae) (okra); reared on unidentified host on Gossypium sp. (Malvaceae) (cotton).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1952a. Révision des espèces continentales du genre Phorotrophus Saussure (Ichneum. - Pimplinae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 45: 330-352.

Benoit, P.L.G. 1952b. Notes ichneumologiques africaines (II). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 46: 51–56.

Maquart, P.O., Rousse, P. & van Noort, S. 2014.  Revision of the Afrotropical genus Phorotrophus Saussure, 1892 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Acaenitinae), with description of eight new species. African Natural History 10: 57-117.

Townes, H & Townes, M. 1973. A catalogue and reclassification of the Ethiopian Ichneumonidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 19: 1–416.

Wilkinson, D.S. 1930. New species and host records of Ichneumonidae and Braconidae. Bulletin of Entomological Research 21: 147-158.

Credits

Photographs by Pascal Rousse or Simon van Noort © Iziko Museums of South Africa.

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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