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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  

Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

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.

Diagnosis

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).

References

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.

Credits

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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