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Pristomerus pallidus (Kriechbaumer)

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

Cremastus pallidus Kriechbaumer, 1884 (in Magretti 1884: 243). Holotype: in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa. Type localityKor Arvian, Ethiopia.

Pristomerus africator Aubert & Shaumar, 1978: 18. Synonymy by Rousse & van Noort, 2015.

Pristomerus cunctator Tosquinet, 1896: 422. Synonymy by Rousse & van Noort, 2015.

Pristomerus luteolus Tosquinet, 1896: 421. Synonymy by Rousse & van Noort, 2015.

 

Distribution

Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania. Also Palaearctic region: Egypt, Italy

Biology

Host records: Maliarpha separatella Ragonot (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on rice; unidentified lycaenid cocoons on Crotalaria sp. (Fabaceae); Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) on Brassica sp.; Raghuva sp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); unknown hosts on Crotalaria glauca, C. goveensis, Teramnus buettneri and Tephrosia bracteolata (Fabaceae), and on Gossypium sp. (Malvaceae) (Rousse & van Noort, 2015).

References

Kriechbaumer 1884. Roccolte imenotterologiche nell'Africa orientale. Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana. 15: 241-253.

Magretti P. 1884. Risultati di raccolte imenotterologiche nell’Africa Orientale. Annali Museo Civico di Storia Naturale 26: 523–531.

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

Credits

Photographs © 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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