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Lissonota Gravenhorst 

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

Lissonota Gravenhorst 1829. Type species: Ichneumon setosus Geoffrey 1785 

For synonyms see Townes 1970 or Townes & Townes 1978 or Yu 1998


Lissonota benoiti Townes, 1973


Lissonota deverser Gravenhorst, 1829


Lissonota halidayi Holmgren, 1860


Lissonota pectinata (Benoit, 1955)


Lissonota spilocephala Cameron, 1906


Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa.



Endoparasitoid (koinobiont) of Lepidoptera larva in concealed situations.


Benoit, P.L.G. 1955. Contributions a l'étude des Ichneumonidae africains (Hymenoptera). I. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Sciences Zoologiques 38: 1-55.  

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

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

Townes, H.K. and Townes, M. 1978. Ichneumon-flies of America north of Mexico: 7. Subfamily Banchinae, tribes Lissonotini and Banchini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.26. 614pp.

Yu, D.S. 1998. Interactive Catalogue of World Ichneumonidae 1998. CD-ROM. Taxapad. Vancouver, Canada.


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