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Xanthocampoplex huberti Rousse & Villemant

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

Xanthocampoplex huberti Rousse & Villemant, 2012. Holotype: in Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: La Réunion, Bras Panon / La Caro-line, alt. 230m.

Xanthocampoplex huberti_face Xanthocampoplex huberti propodeum
Xanthocampoplex huberti habitus




Host: unknown.


Yellow orange medium sized species, with black flagellum and ocellar triangle and sometimes a darker median stripe on mesoscutum. It is readily recognizable by its small areolet, the strongly rugose propodeum and the strong ventral flange on mandible (Rousse & Villemant, 2012)


Named for Thierry Hubert, organic farmer in La Caroline.


Morley, C. 1913. The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma, Hymenoptera, Vol.3. Ichneumonidae. London, British Museum. 531pp.

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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