HomeWasp classificationExpeditionsLinksFigWebBiodiversity ExplorerPermits

Belesica madiba Rousse & van Noort 

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

Belesica madiba Rousse & van Noort, 2014. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (South Africa).


Holotype female  

Male paratype  
 

Distribution

South Africa (Western and Eastern Cape).

Biology

Host: unknown.

Etymology

This rare gem was respectfully dedicated to “Madiba” Nelson Mandela, for the enlightenment he brought to South Africa and the remainder of the World. Enkosi uhambe kakuhle Tata Madiba.

Reference

Rousse P & van Noort S. 2014. Belesica madiba and Cremastus tutui (Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae), two entomological gems from South Africa. Zootaxa 3795: 161–173. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3795.2.5

Credits

Photographs by Pascal Rousse © Iziko Museums of South Africa. Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
  Next genus: Cremastus

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>).

Copyright 2004-2021 Iziko Museums of South Africa

customisable counter