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Belesica Waterston

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

Belesica Waterston, 1929. Type species: Belesica braconoides Waterston, 1929.

Belesica madiba Rousse & van Noort, 2014

Belesica pictipennis (Tosquinet, 1896)


Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa.


Host: Cladocera nigroornata (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera).


Rousse P & van Noort S. 2014. Belesica madiba and Cremastus tutui (Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae), two entomological gems from South Africa. Zootaxa 3795: 161173. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3795.2.5

Waterston, J. 1929. Belesica braconoides Waterst. Natural History Magazine 2(10):74-80.


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. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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