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Diadegma Förster

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

Diadegma Förster 1869. Type species: Campoplex crassicornis Gravenhorst 1829 (= Diadegma crassicorne).

 

Diadegma albipes Horstmann, 1981

 

Diadegma capense (Cameron, 1906)  

Diadegma_densepilosellum

Diadegma densepilosellum (Cameron, 1911)

  Diadegma insulare (Cresson, 1865)

Diadegma_fulvipalpe_HOLOTYPE

Diadegma fulvipalpe (Cameron, 1906)   

Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren, 1868)  
 

Diadegma patruele (Holmgren, 1868)

  Diadegma semiclausum (Hellén,1949)

 

Diadegma spurcum (Holmgren, 1868)  
Diadegma species

Distribution

Canary Islands, Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Also in Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Koinobiont endoparasitoid of mainly lepidopteran (butterfly and moth), but also dipteran (fly) and hymenopteran (wasp) larva.

References

Azidah, A.A., Fitton, M.G. & Quicke, D.L.J. 2000. Identification of the Diadegma species (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Campopleginae) attacking the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 90(5), 375–389.

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 25: 135-221.  

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

Labou, B. Bordat, D. Niang, A.A. & Diarra, K. 2016. First record of the larval parasitoid Diadegma insulare (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Campopleginae) from Senegal. African Entomology 24: 533-535.

Löhr B, Gathu R, Kariuki C, Obiero J & Gichini G 2007. Impact of an exotic parasitoid on Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) population dynamics, damage and indigenous natural enemies in Kenya. Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 337–350.

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

Photograph 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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