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Phorotrophus Saussure

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

Phorotrophus Saussure, 1892. Type species: Phorotrophus trilobus Saussure, 1892.

Identification keys

Phorotrophus acarinatus Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus alcides Wilkinson, 1930

Phorotrophus ater Tosquinet, 1896

Phorotrophus bivittatus (Morley, 1916)

Phorotrophus capensis (Holmgren, 1868)

Phorotrophus congoensis Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus cyranodebergeraci Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus ealensis Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus fernando Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus frodoni Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus flavus (Roman, 1910)

Phorotrophus hastatus (Seyrig, 1932)

Phorotrophus kaluleus Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus hephaistosi Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus maculiceps (Seyrig, 1932)

Phorotrophus magnificus (Seyrig, 1932)

Phorotrophus malaisei Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus mameti Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus mangbetuorum Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus perplexus Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus problematicus Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus pulcher (Szépligeti, 1914)

Phorotrophus radialis (Seyrig, 1932)

Phorotrophus schoutedeni Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus solitarius Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus stictor Benoit, 1952

Phorotrophus tosquineti (Benoit, 1951)

Phorotrophus thouvenoti (Seyrig, 1932)

Phorotrophus tricolor (Seyrig, 1934)

Phorotrophus trilobus Saussure, 1892

Phorotrophus vulcani Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus youpi Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Phorotrophus zoutpansbergensis Maquart, Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Distribution

Distribution_of_Phorotrophus

Endemic to Afrotropical region: Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Parasitoids of beetles in the family Curculionidae (Coleoptera).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1951. Sur les genres ethiopiens Gabunia Kriechb., Paracollyria Cam. et Hieroceryx Tosq. (Hym. - Ichneum. - Pimpl.) specialement au Congo belge. Annales de la Société Zoologique de Belgique 82: 93-106.

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.

Benoit, P.L.G. 1953. Nouveaux Ichneumononidae du Congo belge. Lambillionea. 53(9-10): 76-78.

Benoit, P.L.G. 1955. Contributions a l'étude des Ichneumonidae africains (Hymenoptera). I. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Sciences Zoologiques 38: 1-55. 

Holmgren, A.E. 1868. Hymenoptera. Species novas descripsit. Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring jorden. Zoologi 6: 391-442.

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.

Roman, A. 1910. Notizen zur Schlupfwespensammlung des schwedischen Reichsmuseums. Entomologisk Tidskrift 31: 109-196.

Saussure, H. de. 1892. Hymenopteres. In: Grandidier A. "Histoire physique naturelle et politique de Madagascar. 20." Paris. 590 pp.

Seyrig, A. 1932. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. I Ichneumonidae Pimplinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache. Fascicule 11. 183pp.

Seyrig, A. 1934. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. II Ichneumonidae Tryphoninae et Supplement aux I. Pimplinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache 19: 1-111.

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5: 1-430.

Uchida, T. 1928. Dritter Beitrag zur Ichneumoniden-Fauna Japans. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University 25: 1-115.

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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