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Temelucha Förster

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

Temelucha Förster 1869. Type species: Porizon macer Perkins 1962.

 

Temelucha africana (Szépligeti, 1922)

Temelucha_basiornata

Temelucha basiornata (Cameron, 1911)

 

Temelucha boops (Cushman, 1934)

 

Temelucha fuscicornis (Cameron, 1911)

Temelucha labusi Rousse & Villemant, 2012 (Reunion)
 

Temelucha latimaculata (Cameron, 1911)

Temelucha minuta (Morley, 1912)

 

Temelucha persicator Horstmann & Yu, 1999

Temelucha pestifer (Morley, 1913)

 

Temelucha picta (Holmgren, 1868)

 

Temelucha sannio (Enderlein, 1914)

Temelucha talibarti Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2011
Temelucha teloloko Rousse, Villemant & Seyrig, 2011

 

Temelucha variventris (Cameron, 1911)

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Endoparasitoids of small larvae (Lepidoptera) in leave folds or tunnels.

References

Cameron, P. 1911. On the parasitic Hymenoptera collected by Mr. A.J.T. Janse, Transvaal. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2:173-217.

Cushman, R.A. 1934. A new species of Cremastus from an African "jumping bean". Arbeiten über Morphologische und Taxonomische Entomologie 1: 103-104.

Enderlein, G. 1914. Hymenoptera IV: Ichneumonidae. In: Michaelsen W. "Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land-und Süsswasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas. Band 1." Hamburg. 452 pp. (pp.211-233)

Förster, A. 1869. Synopsis der Familien und Gattungen der Ichneumonen. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens. 25(1868):135-221.  

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.

Holmgren, A.E. 1868. Hymenoptera. Species novas descripsit. Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring jorden. Zoologi 6: 391-442.

Horstmann, K. and Yu, D.S. 1999. Bemerkungen zur Taxonomie und Nomenklatur westpaläarktischer Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 50: 77-84. 

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

Perkins, J.F. 1962. On the type species of Förster's genera (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). 11:385-483.

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.

Szépligeti, G. 1922. Voyage de M.Rothschild en Ethiopie et en Afrique orientale anglaise 2. Braconides et Ichneumonides. Paris. 904 pp. 

Zwart, K.W.R. 1998. Ichneumonidae. In A. Polaszek (ed.) African cereal stem borers: economic importance, taxonomy, natural enemies and control. CAB International, New York, USA, pp. 205–258.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museum) or by Agnièle Touret-Alby © MNHN (specimens database http://coldb.mnhn.fr).

 

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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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