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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

Distribution

Reunion.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

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)

Etymology

Named for Thierry Hubert, organic farmer in La Caroline.

References

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.

Credits

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

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