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Himertosoma striata (Seyrig)

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

Asphragis striatum Seyrig, 1932. Holotype: in Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany (MNKB). Type localityAntananarive, Madagascar.

Distribution

Madagascar, probably also Reunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

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

References

Seyrig, A. 1932. Les Ichneumonides de Madagascar. 1. Ichneumonidae Pimplinae. Académie Malgache, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 183 pp.

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.

Credits

Photographs by Agničle 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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