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Himertosoma Schmiedeknecht

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

Himertosoma Schmiedeknecht 1900. Type species: Himertosoma superbum Schmiedeknecht 1900.

Ctenonyx Seyrig 1934. Type species: Ctenonyx superba Seyrig 1934. Name preoccupied in Himertosoma by Schmiedeknecht 1900 = seyrigi new name Townes 1970 (Synonymy: Townes 1970)

Lissonotidea Hellén 1949. Type species: Lissonotidea ornatula Hellén 1949 (Synonymy: Townes 1970)

 

Himertosoma aberrans (Tosquinet, 1896)

 

Himertosoma acuticauda (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma alaotrum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma ambaniandrum (Seyrig, 1932)

Himertosoma ankovum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma annulatum (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma antsirabicum (Seyrig, 1932)

Himertosoma basilewskyi_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma basilewskyi (Benoit, 1955)

Himertosoma bebourense (Benoit, 1957)

 

Himertosoma betrokanum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma betsileum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma betsimisarum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma coloratum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma brincki (Benoit, 1959)

 

Himertosoma compressicauda (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma decoratum (Seyrig, 1932)

Himertosoma_densepunctatum_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma densepunctatum (Benoit, 1956)  

 

Himertosoma flavoorbitale (Cameron, 1906)

 

Himertosoma forticauda (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma humerale (Seyrig, 1935)

 

Himertosoma imerinum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma infantile (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma interruptum (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma juvenilis (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma kivuense (Benoit, 1955)

 

Himertosoma longicaudatum (Benoit, 1955)

 

Himertosoma madecassum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma magnificum (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma mandrakanum (Seyrig, 1932)  

 

Himertosoma marlieri (Benoit, 1955)

 

Himertosoma pauliani (Benoit, 1955)

 

Himertosoma pictum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma pulchrum (Seyrig, 1932)

Himertosoma_recalcitrans_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma recalcitrans (Benoit, 1956)

Himertosoma retuliger (Benoit, 1959)

 

Himertosoma rogezianum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma rufinum (Seyrig, 1932)

Himertosoma rufipes_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma rufipes (Cameron, 1905)  

 

Himertosoma rufum (Szépligeti, 1908)

Himertosoma rutshuruense_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma rutshuruense (Benoit, 1955)

 

Himertosoma schoutedeni (Benoit, 1954)

Himertosoma seyrigi_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma seyrigi Townes, 1970

 

Himertosoma senile (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma splendidum (Seyrig, 1934)

Himertosoma_stramineum_HOLOTYPE

Himertosoma stramineum (Morley, 1926)

Himertosoma striata (Seyrig)

 

Himertosoma sulcatum (Szépligeti, 1908)

 

Himertosoma tanosum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma tsiavikum (Seyrig, 1934)

 

Himertosoma vakinankaratrum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma variegatum (Seyrig, 1932)

 

Himertosoma vatondranganum (Seyrig 1932)

 

Himertosoma zairense (Benoit, 1955)

Distribution

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Reunion, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Also Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Parasitoid of Lepidoptera (Tortricidae; Gelechiidae) larva.

References

Hellén, W. 1949. Zur Kenntnis der Ichneumonidenfauna der Atlantischen Inseln. Commentationes Biologicae Societas Scientiarum Fennica. 8(17):1-23.

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.

Schmiedeknecht, O. 1900. Die paläarktischen Gattungen und Arten der Ichneumonidentribus der Lissonotinen. Zoologische Jahrbücher Abteilung für Systematik. 13: 299-398.

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

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or 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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