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Temelucha talibarti Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2011

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

Temelucha talibarti Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2012. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Madagascar, Bekily [Ampandrandava].

Temelucha talibarti face Temelucha talibarti habitus

Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Host unknown.

Diagnosis

Species characterized by the tricolor pattern: the entire mesosoma and metasoma are dorsally dark brown, metasoma ventrally reddish brown and head and legs predominantly yellow. Additionally, and mandibles have subequal teeth  (Rousse et al., 2011).

Etymology

Named after Nicolas Talibart.

References

Gauld, I.D. 1980. Notes on an economically important species of Temelucha Forster (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and a preliminary key to Australian species. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 70, 43–47.

Morley, C. 1913. The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma, Hymenoptera, Vol.3. Ichneumonidae. London, British Museum. 531pp.

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: 1–57.

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

Credits

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

 

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