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Cryptopimpla Taschenberg

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

Cryptopimpla Taschenberg, 1863. Type species: Phytodietus blandus Viereck, 1914.

Identification keys

Cryptopimpla elongatus Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla fernkloofensis Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla goci Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla hantami Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla kogelbergensis Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla neili Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla onyxi Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla parslactis Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Cryptopimpla_rubrithorax_HOLOTYPE

Cryptopimpla rubrithorax Morley, 1916

Cryptopimpla zwarti Reynolds Berry & van Noort, 2016

Distribution

Afrotropical: South Africa. Also Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Parasitoid  of beetle (Coleoptera) and moth (Lepidoptera) larva.

References

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.

Reynolds Berry T & van Noort S 2016. Review of Afrotropical Cryptopimpla Taschenberg (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Banchinae), with description of nine new species. ZooKeys 640: 103–137. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.640.10334

Taschenberg, E.L. 1863. Die Schlupfwespenfamilie Pimplariae der deutschen Fauna, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Umgegend von Halle. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 21: 245-305. 

Viereck, H.L. 1914. Type species of the genera of Ichneumon flies. United States National Museum Bulletin 83: 1-186.

Credits

Photographs by Terry Reynolds Berry or Aisha Mayekiso © 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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