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Encardia Tosquinet

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

Encardia Tosquinet, 1896. Type species: Encardia picta Tosquinet, 1896.

Encardia_picta_HOLOTYPE

Encardia picta Tosquinet, 1896

Encardia_rufantennata_HOLOTYPE

Encardia rufantennata Benoit, 1953

Distribution

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

Biology

Parasitoids of Emperor moth larvae (Saturniidae).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1953. Notes Ichneumonologiques Africaines (III). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 47: 145-152.

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 17-186.

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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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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