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Tetractenion luteum Seyrig

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

Tetractenion luteum Seyrig, 1935. Holotype in Muséum national d'Historie naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Holotype locality: Nyeri [Mt Kenya], Kenya. Paratype in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (RMCA). Paratype locality: Elizabethville, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Holotype (MNHN)

Photographs of Holotype © RECOLNAT (ANR-11-INBS-0004) - Christophe Hervé - 2014.  http://coldb.mnhn.fr/catalognumber/mnhn/ey/ey9334


Paratype [allotype] (RMCA)

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


Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Reynolds Berry T, van Noort S. 2020. Revision of the endemic Afrotropical genus Tetractenion (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) with an identification key to genera of Banchinae for the region. ZooKeys 1007: 49-84. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1007.55543

Seyrig, A. 1935. Mission scientifique de l'Omo. Tome III. Fascicule 18. Hymenoptera, II. Ichneumonidae: Cryptinae, Pimplinae, Tryphoninae et Ophioninae. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN) 4: 1-100.

Credits

Photographs of Holotype © RECOLNAT (ANR-11-INBS-0004) - Christophe Hervé - 2014.  http://coldb.mnhn.fr/catalognumber/mnhn/ey/ey9334

Photographs and 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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