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Enytus huet Rousse & Villemant 

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

Enytus huet Rousse & Villemant, 2012. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: La Réunion, Ste Rose / Forêt de Bois Blanc, alt. 790m.
Enytus huet_habitus

Distribution

Reunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

The ovipositor abruptly upcurved and fore wing with vein 3Rs-m absent and 2Rs-m distinctly shorter than abscissa of M between 2Rs-m and 2m-Cu are reliable cues for generic identification. Enytus huet has head and mesosoma black, legs and metasoma yellow orange, with coxae 1–2 and all trochanters white. It is otherwise char-acterized by its propodeal carination with area basalis minute and petiolate, and its first metasomal tergite with a strongly enlarged postpetiole, about twice as wide as petiole (Rousse & Villemant, 2012).

Reference

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 Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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