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Exetastes Gravenhorst

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

Exetastes Gravenhorst, 1829. Type species: Ichneumon fornicator Fabricius, 1781.


Exetastes annulator Morley, 1916


Exetastes discretus Morley, 1917

Exetastes_madecassus_HOLOTYPE Exetastes madecassus Seyrig, 1934


Exetastes peronatus Cameron, 1906


Exetastes rubrinotum Morley, 1915


Exetastes violaceipennis Cameron, 1906


Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Africa.

Also Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, and Palaearctic regions.


Endoparasitoids of mostly moth, but also beetle and wasp larvae.


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.

Fabricius, J.C. 1781. Species insectorum. Tom. I. Hamburgii et Kilonii. 552 pp.  

Gravenhorst, J.L.C. 1829. Ichneumonologia Europaea. Pars III. Vratislaviae. 1097 pp.

Morley, C. 1915. A revision of the Ichneumonidae based on the collection in the British Museum (Natural History) with descriptions of new genera and species Part IV. Tribes Joppides, Banchides and Alomyides. British Museum, London. 167pp.

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.

Morley, C. 1917. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 17: 191-229.

Seyrig, A. 1934. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. II Ichneumonidae Tryphoninae et Supplement aux I. Pimplinae. Mémoires de l'Académie Malgache 19: 1-111.


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