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Parania prima Gauld

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

Parania prima Gauld 1980. Holotype: in Natural History Museum, London. Type locality: Kawanda, Uganda.

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Angola, Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda.


Hosts: Helicoverpa amigera (Hübner 1809) (Noctuidae) & Haritalodes derogata (Fabricius 1775) (Pyralidae).



Gauld, I.D. 1980. A synopsis of the Anomaloninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) of sub-Saharan Africa with special reference to species of potential economic importance. Bulletin of Entomological Research 70(1): 33-41.

Morley, C. 1913. A revision of the Ichneumonidae based on the collection in the British Museum (Natural History) with descriptions of new genera and species. Part II. Tribes Rhyssides, Echthromorphides, Anomalides and Paniscides. London, British Museum. 140pp.

Szépligeti, G. 1906. Neue exotische Ichneumoniden aus der Sammlung des Ungarischen National Museums. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 4: 119-156.


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

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


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