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Cremastus tutui Rousse & van Noort

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

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

Holotype female  

Paratype male  


South Africa (Western Cape).


Host: unknown.


Dedicated to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of four South Africans to have received the Nobel Peace prize, in acknowledgment of his life-long fight for Human rights.


Black and bright yellow overall; face and clypeus punctate, remainder of head coriaceous; clypeus transverse; flagellum with 2734 flagellomeres; mesosoma moderately to densely punctate; propodeum rugulose, carination complete but area superomedia often not laterally delimited beyond costula; hind wing with 1/Cu & cua straight, distal abscissa of Cu absent; tergites13 aciculate, following finely coriaceous. CT 2.0; ML 0.7; IO 2.0; OO 1.1; Fl1 4.3; Fl15 1.4; Fl26 1.2; OT1.9.
Differential diagnosis. This species is readily distinguishable from C. madagascarienscis based on the striking interspersed black and yellow coloration (Rousse & van Noort., 2014).


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


Photographs by Pascal Rousse Iziko Museums of South Africa. Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
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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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