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Cremastus madagascariensis Enderlein

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

Cremastus madagascariensis Enderlein, 1921. Holotype: in Instytut Zoologisczny, Warsaw, Poland (IZW). Type locality: Madagascar, Majunga [Mahajunga].

Holotype male  

Non-type female  
Cremastus madagascariensis face Cremastus madagascariensis habitus

Cremastus madagascariensis gonosquama


Madagascar (Majunga, Antananarivo and Toliara provinces).


Host: unknown.


Cremastus madagascarienscis is easily distinguished by its mottled color pattern and long ovipositor (Rousse et al., 2011).


Enderlein, G. 1921. Beiträge zur Kenntnis aussereuropäischer Ichneumoniden V. Über die Familie Ophionidae. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 82: 3-45. 

Rousse, P., Villemant, C. & Seyrig, A. 2011. Ichneumonid wasps from Madagascar. 5. Ichneumonidae Cremastinae. Zootaxa, 3118, 1-30.

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


Photographs by Pascal Rousse © Iziko Museums of South Africa or by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr). Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
  Next genus: Eucremastus

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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