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Belesica pictipennis (Tosquinet) 

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

Zachresta pictipennis Tosquinet 1896. Lectotype: in Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles, Brussels. Type locality: Delagoa Bay = Maputo (Mozambique).

 

Distribution

Botswana, Mozambique.

Biology

Host: Cladocera nigroornata (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera). 

References

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

Tosquinet, J. 1896. Contributions à la faune entomologique de l'Afrique. Ichneumonides. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 5: 1-430.

Credits

Photographs by Pascal Rousse or by Simon van Noort © 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>).

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