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Pimplomorpha dolini Narolsky

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

Pimplomorpha dolini Narolsky, 2003. Holotype: in Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Madagascar, Ambilobe.

Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Host: unknown.

Diagnosis

Medium sized orange species characterized by its ovipositor, which is shorter than the metasoma and hardly swollen at tip. This species is very close to P. quilicii, but its ovipositor is shorter and the vein 1/Cu of hind wing is generally shorter than cu-a (Rousse et al., 2011).

References

Narolsky, N.B. 2003. A new cremastine wasp species of the genus Pimplomorpha (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cremastinae) from Madagascar. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 82(6), 672–676.

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

Credits

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

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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