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Pristomerus albescens (Morley)

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

Pristomeridia albescens Morley, 1917. Lectotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type localityMfongosi, 28°43’ S, 30°48’ E, South Africa.


Lectotype male (SAMC)
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Paralectotype male (SAMC)
 

Non-type female (MNHN)

Distribution

Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Host: unknown.

References

Morley, C. 1917. On some South African Ichneumonidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 17: 191-229.

Rousse, P. & van Noort, S. 2015. Revision of the Afrotropical species of Pristomerus (Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae), with description of 31 new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 124: 1-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.124

Rousse, P., Villemant, C. & Seyrig, A. 2013. Ichneumonid wasps from Madagascar. VI. The genus Pristomerus (Hymenopetra: Ichneumonidae: Cremastinae). European Journal of Taxonomy 49: 1-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.49

Credits

Photographs of SAMC specimens by Pascal Rousse or Aisha Mayekiso © Iziko Museums of South Africa. MNHN specimen photographs by Agničle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr). 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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