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of the Afrotropical Region

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

Anomaloninae Förster 1869. Type species: Anomalon Viereck 1918.


Agrypon Förster, 1860


Anomalon Panzer, 1804


Barylypa Förster, 1869


Cechenodes Townes, 1971


Encardia Tosquinet, 1896

Helenanomalon Broad, 2014


Parania Morley, 1913


Pseudanomalon Szépligeti, 1905

Sphaeromanus Aubert, 1979


Trichomma Wesmael, 1849


Vernamalon Gauld, 1976


Endoparasitoids (koinobiont) of butterfly and moth (Lepidoptera) and beetle (Coleoptera) larvae. Eggs are laid into the larva and adult wasp emerges from host pupa.




Broad G.R. 2014. A new, endemic genus of Anomaloninae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from St Helena. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 41: 31-45. doi: 10.3897/JHR.41.8099

Cameron, P. 1904. On the Hymenoptera of the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa.  Record of the Albany Museum 1: 161-176.

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.

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 25: 135-221.

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.

Morley, C. 1926. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum. 23:435-481.

Panzer, G.W.F. 1804. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae. Heft 92,94,95.

Seyrig, A. 1935. Mission scientifique de l'Omo. Tome III. Fascicule 18. Hymenoptera, II. Ichneumonidae: Cryptinae, Pimplinae, Tryphoninae et Ophioninae. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN) 4: 1-100.

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

Viereck, H.L. 1918. A list of families and subfamilies of the Ichneumon-flies in the superfamily Ichneumonoidea. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 31:69-74.

Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com


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

Acaenitinae; Anomaloninae; Banchinae; Brachycyrtinae; Sisyrostolinae; Campopleginae; Cremastinae; Cryptinae; Ctenopelmatinae; Diplazontinae; Eucerotinae; Ichneumoninae; Lycorininae; Mesochorinae; Metopiinae; Ophioninae; Orthocentrinae; Pimplinae; Rhyssinae; Tersilochinae; Tryphoninae; Xoridinae

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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