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Phorotrophus bivittatus (Morley)

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

Acaenitus bivittatus Morley, 1916. Holotype: in South African Museum, Cape Town. Type locality: Barberton, South Africa.

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

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Non-type female.


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Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.


Host: unknown.


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.

Morley, C. 1916. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 15: 353-400.


Photographs by Pascal Rousse or Aisha Mayekiso  Iziko Museums of South Africa.


Next genus: Agropyn (Anomaloninae)    

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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