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Eurygenys ricinorum Townes

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

Eurygenus ricinorum Townes 1971. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Madagascar, Bekily [Ampandrandava], Reg. Sud de l’Ile.

Eurygenys ricinorum habitus
Eurygenys ricinorum face Eurygenys ricinorum propodeum
Eurygenys ricinorum labels  




Host: Parasa reginula Saalmüller (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) on Sclerocary caffra [marula, sakoa], P. ebenaui (Saalmüller) on Ricinus communis [castor bean, and Latoia albifrons Guérin-Méneville (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) on unknown host plant.


Orange species with a black and pale yellow head, characterized by the absence of propodeal carination. Propodeum covered with coarse punctures and concentric wrinkles at apex (Rousse et al., 2011).


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

Townes, H.K. 1971. The genera of Ichneumonidae, Part 4. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. No.17. 372pp.


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

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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