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Hyposoter reunionis (Benoit) 

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

Campoplex reunionis Benoit 1957. Holotype: in Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: La Réunion, Piton des Neiges, Côteau Maigre, alt. 1800m

Hyposoter reunionis habitus




Host: unknown.


Black species with legs and apices of metasomal tergites orange. The areolet on fore wing is present and the carination of propodeum is complete (Rousse & Villemant, 2012)


Benoit described the species from three males in poor condition. Rousse & Villemant (2012) collected a female which matched Benoit’s description, but with 28 flagellomeres compared with the original description of 31 flagellomeres in the male. The ovipositor is stout and short, OTi 0.2.


Benoit, P.L.G. 1957. Les Ichneumonidae des Iles Mascareignes. Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar 8: 307-316.

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.


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

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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