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Encardia_picta_HOLOTYPE

Encardia picta Tosquinet

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

Encardia picta Tosquinet 1896. Holotype in Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles, Brussels. Type locality: Lavitoukou, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Junior synonyms: Herus sagus Tosquinet, 1903; Ctenotoma fuscipennis Cameron, 1906; Ctenotoma nigriceps Cameron 1906; Ctenotoma ruficeps Cameron, 1906; Ctenocaloides rufus Fahringer, 1936; Ctenocaloides anareolatus Fahringer, 1936; Ctenocaloides anthereae Fahringer, 1936; Encardia buneae Benoit, 1952; Encardia burgeoni Benoit, 1952; Encardia leiura Benoit, 1964. 


Holotype in Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles, Brussels.

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Encardia_picta_HOLOTYPE

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Paratype male in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren.

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Distribution

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Parasitoids of Emperor moth larvae (Saturniidae).

References

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

Tosquinet, J. 1903. Ichneumonides nouveaux. (Travail posthume). Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 10:1-403.

Credits

 

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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