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South African Ichneumonidae

Checklist of South African ichneumonid wasps

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

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Five hundred and seventeen species of an estimated total richness of 3230 species have been recorded from South Africa, i.e. only 16% of the species are known to science.


Yu D.S., van Achterberg, K., Horstmann, K. 2011. World Ichneumonoidea 2011. Taxonomy, biology, morphology and distribution. Available from Vancouver, Canada: Taxapad. www.taxapad.com


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

The development of bioinformatics pages (accessible through the checklist) for South African ichneumonid species was funded by SABIF (South African Biodiversity Information Facility) through the South African National Research Foundation and by an International Science Liaison research grant (GUN 2068865) received from the National Research Foundation (South Africa) in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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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