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Phorotrophus elevatus Benoit

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

Phorotrophus elevatus Benoit, 1952. Holotype: in Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: S.E. Slopes of Kenya. 6,000 to 7,000 ft Kenya.

Junior synonym of Phorotrophus alcides Wilkinson, 1930.



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Host: unknown.


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

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.


Photographs by Pascal Rousse © 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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