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Pristomerus Curtis

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

Pristomerus Curtis, 1836. Type species: Ichneumon vulnerata Panzer, 1799.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Pristomerus afrikaner Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus aka Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus albescens (Morley, 1917)

Pristomerus babinga Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus bemba Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus bullis Fitton, 1994

Pristomerus caris Fitton, 1994

Pristomerus dikidiki Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus guinness Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus hansoni Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus herero Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus hutu Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus kagga Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus kelikely Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus keyka Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus khoikhoi Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus kuku Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus masai Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus mbaka Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus mbama Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus mboum Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus melissa Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus moramora Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus nzakara Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus pallidus (Kriechbaumer, 1884)

Pristomerus patator Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus protea Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus ranomafanana Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus restio Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus rivier Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2012

Pristomerus roberti Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus ruficaput Morley, 1912

Pristomerus san Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus sara Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus sotho Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus swahili Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus teke Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus tutsi Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus vahaza Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus veloma Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus venda Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus wolof Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus xhosa Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus yago Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2013

Pristomerus yakoma Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus yangere Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus yoccolo Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus zande Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Pristomerus zulu Rousse & van Noort, 2015

Distribution

Worldwide.

Richness

About 160 described species, but many more still to be described.

Biology

Parasitoids of small Lepidoptera caterpillars feeding in concealed situations such as leaf rolls, buds, tunnels. Hosts: Chilo partellus (Pyralidae), Pectinophora gossypiella (Gelechiidae).

References

Curtis, J. 1836. British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland. 13: 588-624.

Panzer, G.W.F. 1799. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae. Heft 70-72.

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. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. Zootaxa 3278: 157.

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 Pascal Rousse, Simon van Noort, or Aisha Mayekiso (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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