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Temelucha teloloko Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2011

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

Temelucha teloloko Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2012. Holotype: in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN). Type locality: Madagascar, Baie d’Antongil.

Distribution

Madagascar.

Biology

Host unknown.

Diagnosis

Large species characterized by a combination of tricolor pattern, and the mandible broad and twisted with the lower tooth distinctly longer than the upper one (Rousse et al., 2011).

Etymology

Refers to the coloration pattern: “telo loko” means “three colors” in the Malagasy language.

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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