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Himertosoma seyrigi Townes

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

Himertosoma seyrigi Townes 1970. New name for secondary homonym: Ctenonyx superbum Seyrig 1934. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Historie naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Ankarata (Madagascar)

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Female Holotype (MNHN). Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), taken with a hand-held Nikon FE2, 35 mm slide film and 105 mm macro lens in 2003.


Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Reference

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

Townes, H.K. 1970. The genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 3. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.13(1969). 307pp.

Credits

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

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (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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