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Himertosoma bebourense (Benoit)

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

Asphragis bebourensis Benoit, 1957. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: La Réunion, Pic Bébour.

Distribution

Reunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

Small species with body mostly black, legs rufo-testaceous and ovipositor sheath hardly longer than metasoma.

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1957. Les Ichneumonides des iles Mascareignes. Mémoires de l'institut scientifique de Madagascar, E(8), 307–316.

Rousse, P. & Villemant, C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 1–57.

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

Credits

Photographs by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).
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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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